Beyond Columbine: School Violence and the Virtual - Violence Studies 1 (Hardback)
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Beyond Columbine: School Violence and the Virtual - Violence Studies 1 (Hardback)

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Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 30/05/2017
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School violence has become our new American horror story, but it also has its roots in the way it comments on western values with respect to violence, shame, mental illness, suicide, humanity, and the virtual. Beyond Columbine: School Violence and the Virtual offers a series of readings of school shooting episodes in the United States as well as similar cases in Finland, Germany, and Norway, among others and their relatedness.

The book expands the author''s central premise from her earlier book Failure to Hold, which explores the hidden curriculum of American culture that is rooted in perceived inequality and the shame, rage, and violence that it provokes. In doing so, it goes further to explore the United States'' outdated perceptual apparatus based on a reflective liberal ideology and presents a new argument about proprioception: the combined effect of a sustained lack of thought (non-cognitive) in action that is engendered by digital media and virtual culture. The present interpretation of the virtual is not limited to video games but encompasses the entire perceptual field of information sharing and media stylization (e.g., social networking, television, and branding). More specifically, American culture has immersed itself so thoroughly in a digital world that its violence and responses to violence lack reflection to the point where it confuses data with certainty. School-related violence is presented as a dramatic series of events with Columbine as its pilot episode.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433120411
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Beyond Columbine provides a fresh theoretical reading to the expanding corpus on school shootings. It deconstructs previous literature and goes beyond existing knowledge in order to understand virtual violence today. This is very timely book for anyone wishing to understand the phenomenon of mass violence." - Atte Oksanen, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Tampere, Finland "Julie Webber reflects on public mass shootings since Columbine by eschewing the usual and easy explanations. Describing the perpetrators as `canaries in the coalmine,' she suggests that we therefore need to reflect upon the coalmine-what is it about society that makes such acts compelling to these men? She offers a complex journey through the facts of the cases and the larger questions about the virtual and the real. - Joan Tronto, Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota

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