Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Hector Avalos
ISBN-10 UVA:X004863559
Year 2005
Pages 444
Language en
Publisher Pyr Books
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Is religion inherently violent? If not, what provokes violence in the name of religion? Do we mischaracterize religion by focusing too much on its violent side? In this intriguing, original study of religious violence, Prof. Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts. Starting with the premise that most violence is the result of real or perceived scarce resources, Avalos persuasively argues that religion creates new scarcities on the basis of unverifiable or illusory criteria. Through a careful analysis of the fundamental texts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Dr. Avalos explains how four "scarce" resources have figured repeatedly in creating religious violence: sacred space (churches, temples, holy cities); the creation of holy scriptures (exclusive revelations); group privilege (chosen people, the predestined select few); and salvation (only some are saved). Thus, Avalos shows, religious violence is often the most unnecessary violence of all since the scarce resources over which religious conflicts ensue are not actually scarce or need not be scarce. Comparing violence in religious and nonreligious contexts, Avalos makes the compelling argument that if we condemn violence caused by scarce resources as morally objectionable, then we must consider even more objectionable violence provoked by alleged scarcities that cannot be proven to exist. Moreover, he shows how many modern academic biblical scholars and scholars of religion maintain the value of sacred texts despite their violence. This serious philosophical examination of the roots of religious violence adds much to our understanding of a perennial source of widespread human suffering.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Michael Edward Brown
ISBN-10 0262523337
Year 2003
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher MIT Press
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A study of the impact of language policies on ethnic relations in fifteen Asian and Pacific countries.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Patricia Hill Collins
ISBN-10 0816623775
Year 1998
Pages 312
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press
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A professor of sociology explores how black feminist thought confronts the injustices of poverty and white supremacy, and argues that those operating outside the mainstream emphasize sociological themes based on assumptions different than those commonly accepted. Original. UP.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Charles A. Ruud
ISBN-10 9781442610248
Year 2009
Pages 327
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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First published in 1982, Fighting Words focuses on the most common form of censorship in Imperial Russia: the governmental system that screened written works before or after publication to determine their acceptability.

Fighting Words and Images

Fighting Words and Images Author Stephan Jaeger
ISBN-10 9781442641235
Year 2012
Pages 327
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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"Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations."--Publisher's website.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Marc William Steinberg
ISBN-10 080143582X
Year 1999
Pages 286
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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A key component of social life, discourse mediates the processes of class formation and social conflict. Drawing on dialogic theory and building on the work of E. P. Thompson, Marc W. Steinberg argues for the importance of incorporating discursive analysis into the historical reconstruction of class experience. Amending models of collective action, he offers new insights on how discourse shapes the dynamics of popular protest. To support his thesis, he presents studies of two English trade groups in the 1820s: cotton spinners from Lancashire factory towns and London silk weavers.For each case, Steinberg closely examines the labor process, industrial organization, social life, community politics, discursive struggles, and collective actions. By describing how workers shared experiences of exploitation and oppression in their daily lives, he shows how discourses of contention were products of struggle and how they framed possibilities for collective action. Embracing work in literary theory, sociocultural psychology, and cultural studies, Fighting Words claims a middle ground between postmodern and materialist analyses.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author John Renard
ISBN-10 9780520274198
Year 2012
Pages 254
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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One of the critical issues in interreligious relations today is the connection, both actual and perceived, between sacred sources and the justification of violent acts as divinely mandated. Fighting Words makes solid text-based scholarship accessible to the general public, beginning with the premise that a balanced approach to religious pluralism in our world must build on a measured, well-informed response to the increasingly publicized and sensationalized association of terrorism and large-scale violence with religion. In his introduction, Renard provides background on the major scriptures of seven religious traditions--Jewish, Christian (including both the Old and New Testaments), Islamic, Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Hindu, and Sikh. Eight chapters then explore the interpretation of select facets of these scriptures, focusing on those texts so often claimed, both historically and more recently, as inspiration and justification for every kind of violence, from individual assassination to mass murder. With its nuanced consideration of a complex topic, this book is not merely about the religious sanctioning of violence but also about diverse ways of reading sacred textual sources.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Hector Avalos
ISBN-10 9781615921959
Year
Pages
Language en
Publisher Prometheus Books
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Is religion inherently violent? If not, what provokes violence in the name of religion? Do we mischaracterize religion by focusing too much on its violent side?In this intriguing, original study of religious violence, Prof. Hector Avalos offers a new theory for the role of religion in violent conflicts. Starting with the premise that most violence is the result of real or perceived scare resources, Avalos persuasively argues that religion creates new scarcities on the basis of unverifiable or illusory criteria. Through a careful analysis of the fundamental texts of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism, Dr. Avalos explains how four scarce resources have figured repeatedly in creating religious violence: sacred space (e.g., the perception by three world religions that Jerusalem is sacred); the creation of holy scriptures (believed to be privileged revelations of God's will); group privilege (stemming from such beliefs as a chosen people or predestination, which also creates a group of outsiders); and salvation (by which concept some are accepted and others rejected). Thus, Avalos shows, religious violence is often the most unnecessary violence of all since the scarce resources over which religious conflicts ensue are not actually scare or need not be scarce.Comparing violence in religious and nonreligious contexts, Avalos makes the compelling argument that if we condemn violence caused by scarce resources as morally objectionable, then we must consider even more objectionable violence provoked by alleged scarcities that cannot be proven to exist. He also examines the Nazi Holocaust and the Stalinist Terror, which have been attributed to the pernicious effects of atheism or secular humanism. By contrast, Avalos pinpoints underlying religious factors as the cause of these horrific instances of genocidal violence.This serious philosophical examination of the roots of religious violence adds much to our understanding of a perennial source of widespread human suffering.Hector Avalos (Ames, IA) is associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, the author of five books on biblical studies and religion, the former editor of the Journal for the Critical Study of Religion, and executive director of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Kent Greenawalt
ISBN-10 1400821673
Year 1996-05-13
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Should "hate speech" be made a criminal offense, or does the First Amendment oblige Americans to permit the use of epithets directed against a person's race, religion, ethnic origin, gender, or sexual preference? Does a campus speech code enhance or degrade democratic values? When the American flag is burned in protest, what rights of free speech are involved? In a lucid and balanced analysis of contemporary court cases dealing with these problems, as well as those of obscenity and workplace harassment, acclaimed First Amendment scholar Kent Greenawalt now addresses a broad general audience of readers interested in the most current free speech issues.

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee Author Bruce Thomas
ISBN-10 1583941258
Year 2005
Pages 158
Language en
Publisher Frog Books
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A series of short, pithy selections--including anecdotes, interviews, and short essays--reflects the many facets of a complex man with two distinctly different sides that were often in conflict. Original.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Mike Straka
ISBN-10 9781617495311
Year 2011-07-01
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Triumph Books
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Mike Straka, host of HDNet's "Fighting Words," sits down with the men who have shaped one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet in his new book. Through some of the most comprehensive and entertaining interviews ever recorded with MMA's biggest names, Straka paints a full picture of this incredibly unique and highly entertaining sport. Inside readers will find interviews with many of the giants of MMA, including Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture, Cain Velasquez, Frankie Edgar, Dana White, Renzo Gracie, Ken and Frank Shamrock, Bas Rutten, and Jon Jones.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Mark Bourrie
ISBN-10 9781459706668
Year 2012-09-15
Pages 366
Language en
Publisher Dundurn
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Fighting Words is a history of war reporting in Canada over 1,000 years, including Viking battles, the destruction of the Huron nation, and a surgeon's account of the Battle of Lake Erie. Military buffs and fans of Canadian history will be thrilled by these eyewitness accounts by journalists and non-fiction writers.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Raymond Evans
ISBN-10 0702231096
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 277
Language en
Publisher Univ. of Queensland Press
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With an open heart and inquiring intellect, Raymond Evans sets out to uncover a past not studied in the school books of his youth. Growing up in the 1950s, he lived in a community devoid of Aboriginal presence. It was an enclave of Welsh migrant families, with all the rituals and traditions of a faraway "Home". His evolving historical consciousness was fired by the need to connect with these shadowy absences and to engage with his adopted homeland. Interwoven with his personal journey is a revealing selection of race relations histories, which cover a wide arena from the Aboriginal/European conflicts of colonial Queensland to the anti-Chinese riots of 1888 and civilian internment during World War I. Evans also moves beyond frontier conflict into the long period of repressive government control of Aboriginal lives. In writing on race, gender and labour relations he illustrates how selective history can be by omitting the contribution of Aboriginal labourers, men and women. These form a critical bridge to understanding the complexities of race relations today.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Christine Ammer
ISBN-10 0844202851
Year 1999
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Ntc Publishing Group
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Nearly 1,000 entries explain the origins of words and phrases from warfare, from both ancient and modern eras.

Fighting Words

Fighting Words Author Laurence R. Marcus
ISBN-10 0275954382
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 189
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Sets the rise of campus hate speech in a national context by examining our changing society, by focusing on the political debates of our time, and by exploring the constitutional struggles between equality and freedom of speech, and between individualism and community.