AMCS2051 American Violence: a History
From Sally Hanford
This module seeks to analyse the patterns and prevalence of violence in the USA. It will consider theories such as its origins in frontier settler societies and this may allow comparative study of Canada. It will consider the relationship between violence and the gun control debate and the related issue of American ideological antipathy to state power. It will consider the celebration of violence as a source of conflict resolution and examine the US government's use of violence as an instrument of foreign policy.