Violence: Humans in Dark Times

Bradley Evans, Natasha Lennard

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In a series of penetrating conversations, Brad Evans and Natasha Lennard talk with a wide range of cutting-edge thinkers to explore the role of violence in politics, culture, the media, public speech, and against the environment. "To bring out the best of us," writes Evans, "we have to confront the worst of what humans are capable of doing to one another. In short, there is a need to confront the intolerable realities of violence in this world." First published in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books, these lively, in-depth exchanges among historians, theorists, and artists offer a timely and bracing look at how the increasing expression and acceptance of violence—in all strata of society—has become a defining feature of our times.Contributors include in order of appearance: Simon Critchley, George Yancy, Zygmunt Bauman, Adrian Parr, Henry A. Giroux, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Simona Forti, Bracha L. Ettinger, Cary Wolfe, Richard J. Bernstein, Moira Weigel, Oliver Stone, Gottfried Helnwein, Alfredo Jaar, Neo Muyanga, Tom McCarthy, John Akomfrah, David Theo Goldberg, Christopher Alden, Jake Chapman, Brian Massumi, Elaine Scarry, Erin Manning, Michael J. Shapiro, Allen Feldman, Mickey Mod, & J. Jack Halberstram.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSan Francisco, U. S. A.
PublisherCity Lights Publishers
Number of pages352
ISBN (Electronic)9780872867802
ISBN (Print)9780872867543
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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