Aggression and Violence: Social Interactionist Perspectives

Pages: 265
Item #: 4318200
ISBN: 978-1-55798-190-5
List Price: $14.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $14.95
Copyright: 1993
Format: Hardcover
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Aggression and Violence presents theoretical issues related to the "social interactionist approach" to aggression and violence. Situational and interpersonal factors that lead people to use coercion against one another are the focus of this timely publication.

Aggression and Violence examines common elements in the study of conflict, social power and influence, aggression, violence, and crime. The volume includes contributions from a distinguished group of criminologists, sociologists, and social psychologists. These scholars discuss the use of aggression as a method of social influence, as an expression of grievances, and as an attempt to maintain and enhance desired identities.

Table of Contents



Social Interactionist Perspectives on Aggression and Violence: An Introduction
—Richard B. Felson and James T. Tedeschi

I. Aggression and Control

  1. Grievances: Development and Reactions
    —James T. Tedeschi and Mitchell S. Nesler
  2. A Control Theory Interpretation of Psychological Research on Aggression
    —Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi
  3. A Theory About Disputes and the Efficacy of Control
    —Mark C. Stafford and Jack P. Gibbs

II. Aggression and Social Conflict

  1. Aggression as a Struggle Tactic in Social Conflict
    —Dean G. Pruitt, Joseph M. Mikolic, Robert S. Peirce, and Mark Keating
  2. Reciprocity of Coercion and Cooperation Between Individuals and Nations
    —Martin Patchen
  3. Aggression: Interaction Between Individuals and Social Groups
    —Amelie Mummendey and Sabine Otten

III. Legitimation of Aggression

  1. Illusions of Anger
    —James R. Averill
  2. Good Violence and Bad Violence: Self-Presentations of Aggressors Through Accounts and War Stories
    —Hans Toch

IV. Violence Against Women

  1. Violent Networks: The Origins and Management of Domestic Conflict
    —M. P. Baumgartner
  2. Motives for Sexual Coercion
    —Richard B. Felson


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Richard B. Felson is a social psychologist with research interests in interpersonal violence and in the development of the self-concept. He is professor of sociology at the University at Albany, State University of New York.

James T. Tedeschi has been a professor of psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York since 1970. His scholarly work has been devoted to the study of power and influence, self-presentation, and aggression.