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The Resource The darker angels of our nature : refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence, edited by Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale, (electronic resource)

The darker angels of our nature : refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence, edited by Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale, (electronic resource)

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The darker angels of our nature : refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence
Title
The darker angels of our nature
Title remainder
refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Better Angels of Our Nature Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argued that modern history has witnessed a dramatic decline in human violence of every kind, and that in the present we are experiencing the most peaceful time in human history. But what do top historians think about Pinker's reading of the past? Does his argument stand up to historical analysis? In The Darker Angels of our Nature, fifteen historians of international stature evaluate Pinker's arguments and find them lacking. Studying the history of violence from Soviet Russia to Native America, Medieval England and the Imperial Middle East, these scholars debunk the myth of non-violent modernity. Asserting that the real story of human violence is richer, more interesting and incomparably more complex than Pinker's sweeping, simplified narrative, this book tests, and bests, 'fake history' with expert knowledge"--
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Provided by publisher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1957-
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  • Dwyer, Philip G.
  • Micale, Mark S.
Series statement
Bloomsbury eBooks.
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  • Pinker, Steven
  • Violence
  • Violence
  • Violence
Label
The darker angels of our nature : refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence, edited by Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350148437?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Steven Pinker and the nature of violence in history / Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale -- The inner demons of the better angels of our nature / Dan Smail -- The use and abuse of statistics in writing the history of violence / Dag Lindström -- Progress and its contradictions : human rights, inequality, and violence / Eric D. Weitz -- Pinker's technocratic neoliberalism, and why it matters / David Bell -- Steven Pinker, Norbert Elias and the civilizing process / Philip Dwyer and Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen -- Steven Pinker's 'Prehistoric anarchy' : a bioarchaeological critique / Linda Fibiger -- Getting medieval on Steven Pinker : violence and medieval England / Sara M. Butler -- History, Violence and the Enlightenment / Philip Dwyer -- The complexity of history : Russia and Steven Pinker's thesis / Nancy Kollmann -- Necrology of angels : violence in Japanese history as a lens of critique / Michael Wert -- British imperial violence and the Middle East / Caroline Elkins -- A history of violence and indigeneity : Pinker and the Native Americas / Matthew Restall -- The rise and rise of sexual violence / Joanna Bourke -- Where angels fear to tread : racialized policing, mass incarceration, and executions as state violence in the post-civil rights era / Robert T. Chase -- The better angels of which nature? Violence and environmental history in the modern world / Corey Ross -- On cool reason and hot-blooded impulses? Violence and the history of emotion / Susan K. Morrissey -- Pinker and contemporary historical consciousness / Mark Micale
Control code
on1240366417
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350148437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5040/9781350148437
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1240366417
Label
The darker angels of our nature : refuting the Pinker theory of history & violence, edited by Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350148437?locatt=label:secondary_bloomsburyCollections
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Steven Pinker and the nature of violence in history / Philip Dwyer and Mark Micale -- The inner demons of the better angels of our nature / Dan Smail -- The use and abuse of statistics in writing the history of violence / Dag Lindström -- Progress and its contradictions : human rights, inequality, and violence / Eric D. Weitz -- Pinker's technocratic neoliberalism, and why it matters / David Bell -- Steven Pinker, Norbert Elias and the civilizing process / Philip Dwyer and Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen -- Steven Pinker's 'Prehistoric anarchy' : a bioarchaeological critique / Linda Fibiger -- Getting medieval on Steven Pinker : violence and medieval England / Sara M. Butler -- History, Violence and the Enlightenment / Philip Dwyer -- The complexity of history : Russia and Steven Pinker's thesis / Nancy Kollmann -- Necrology of angels : violence in Japanese history as a lens of critique / Michael Wert -- British imperial violence and the Middle East / Caroline Elkins -- A history of violence and indigeneity : Pinker and the Native Americas / Matthew Restall -- The rise and rise of sexual violence / Joanna Bourke -- Where angels fear to tread : racialized policing, mass incarceration, and executions as state violence in the post-civil rights era / Robert T. Chase -- The better angels of which nature? Violence and environmental history in the modern world / Corey Ross -- On cool reason and hot-blooded impulses? Violence and the history of emotion / Susan K. Morrissey -- Pinker and contemporary historical consciousness / Mark Micale
Control code
on1240366417
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 400 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781350148437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5040/9781350148437
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1240366417

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