Towards a phenomenological theory of violence: Reflections following Merleau-ponty and Schutz [Book Review]

Human Studies 30 (3):233 - 253 (2007)
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This paper lays the groundwork for developing a thorough-going phenomenological description of different phenomena of violence such as physical, psychic and structural violence. The overall aim is to provide subject-centered approaches to violence within the social sciences and the humanities with an integrative theoretical framework. To do so, I will draw primarily on the phenomenological accounts of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Alfred Schutz, and thereby present guiding clues for a phenomenologically grounded theory of violence.
Keywords Phenomenology of violence  Embodiment  Vulnerability  Maurice Merleau-Ponty  Alfred Schutz
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