(2007) Human Studies 30 (3).

Towards a phenomenological theory of violence

reflections following Merleau-Ponty and Schutz

Michael Staudigl

pp. 233-253

This paper lays the groundwork for developing a thorough-going phenomenological description of different phenomena of violence such as physical, psychic and structural violence. The overall aim is to provide subject-centered approaches to violence within the social sciences and the humanities with an integrative theoretical framework. To do so, I will draw primarily on the phenomenological accounts of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Alfred Schutz, and thereby present guiding clues for a phenomenologically grounded theory of violence.

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DOI: 10.1007/s10746-007-9057-6

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Staudigl, M. (2007). Towards a phenomenological theory of violence: reflections following Merleau-Ponty and Schutz. Human Studies 30 (3), pp. 233-253.

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