Towards a Relational Phenomenology of Violence

Human Studies 36 (1):43-66 (2013)

Michael Staudigl
University of Vienna
This article elaborates a relational phenomenology of violence. Firstly, it explores the constitution of all sense in its intrinsic relation with our embodiment and intercorporality. Secondly, it shows how this relational conception of sense and constitution paves the path for an integrative understanding of the bodily and symbolic constituents of violence. Thirdly, the author addresses the overall consequences of these reflections, thereby identifying the main characteristics of a relational phenomenology of violence. In the final part, the paper provides an exemplification of the outlined conception with regard to a concrete phenomenon of violence, i.e., slapping, and a concluding reflection upon its overall significance for research on violence
Keywords Phenomenology  Violence  Embodiment  Symbolicity  Experience  Relationality  Slapping
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DOI 10.1007/s10746-013-9269-x
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Violence and Affectivity.Cristian Ciocan - forthcoming - Human Studies:1-24.

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