Violence as Socially Organized
Unusual and unacceptable
Asocial or anti-social
o Our forms of social interaction are learned, and can be unlearned
(Jackman; Stanko; Ray; Tombs)
As we have seen throughout the
The modernist view:
Nationalism is not the awakening of nations to self-consciousness: it invents nations
where they do not exist (Gellner 1964: 168)
LItalia fatta. Restano da fare gli italiani. (Massimo Taparelli, marquis dAzeglio, I
Miei Ricordi 1866)
Killeen Lecture 16
1. Do you live your lives transnationally?
Boeing 747, January 1970 PanAm
o Revolutionized global travel
40 foot unit
o Transformed global trade
o Enormously reduced cost of
[T]ransmigrants draw upon and create fluid and multiple identities grounded both in
their society of origin and in the host societies. [T]ransmigrants actively manipulate
their identities (Glick Schiller, Basch & Blanc-Szanton 1992: 11-12).
Ticuani, small town in Mixteca cactuses standing taller than telephone poleshot,
mountainous, dry and poor (p.41: Smiths first visit in 1988). History of political
By 2006, more than 40 percent of Ticuanenses lived in NY (Smith 2006: 8
Killeen Lecture 13 October 28th
The Media/Violence Debate
In 1999, the average person in england & Wales
o Watched 26 hours of TV per week
o Listened to 19 hours of radio per week
o Also read newspapers and magazines
40% of waki
Other factors in modern rise of nationalism
Growth of secularism: rulers should be answerable not to God but to the people.
Uneven development of industry and commerce left some regions behind their
Being answerable to the people raises the
Sexual Violence & Society
In view of the apparent rewards and cultural supports for rape instead of asking men
who rape why? perhaps we should be asking men who dont why not? (Scully &
Marolla 1985: 262)
Socialisation, Norm-following, Codes governing pr
Transnationalism and the Migrant Experience
In this Lecture
The migrant experience as permanent break.
Transnationalism and transmigration.
Waldinger and Fitzgeralds critique of transnationalism.
Rob Smith, Mexican New York.
One Lt. Col told the inquiry that photographs of the mistreatment would be extremely
detrimental to our image, and recommended that a screen be placed around the
facility so that the practices which might alienate the local population were
World Society Thesis
World society thesis extends the Meyer & Rowan argument, but organisations now
nation-states and environment now global.
1. The rise of world models (Meyer 2009: 48-9): models about what human actors
individuals, organizations, and
Zimbardo: Situational Perspective
Stanford Prison Experiment
o Guards and Prisoners
Good boys in an evil place
Zimbardo 2004: 39-41 & Website
SPE gave some actors permission to control others in a unique sett
The gradual marginalisation of Irish/Gaelic Scotland
Anglo-French elites and Renaissance Scotland (eg first printing press on Edinburghs
18th Century Scottish Enlightenment;
Agricultural improvers and the beginn
The Will to Violence
Violence as exciting, sexy, fun
Violence for its own sake?
In 16th C Paris, part of the St Johns day festivities consisted in burning one or two
dozen cats alive. This ceremony was widely renowned (Elias)
As far as I can see no on
What is TV Violence?
APA: Commercial TV for children is 50-60
times more violent than prime-time programs
for adults, as some cartoons average more
than 80 violent acts per hour (emph added).
There is simply no category media violence that can be res
1. Roots of the world society thesis in the earlier work of John Meyer
2. The world society thesis
3. Strengths of the world society thesis
4. Two criticisms of the world society thesis: coercion, not culture; collect
Running head: ELDERLY INTERVIEW
The study examined longevity on the basis of an interview with a 65-year old resident of
San Francisco. The interview questions