Reload PDF µ Hardcover

  • Hardcover
  • 200 pages
  • Reload
  • Christopher B. Strain
  • English
  • 09 September 2014
  • 9780826517418

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Reload A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2011When incidents of extreme violence flare in America all too often they are framed as isolated aberrations Nothing could be further from the truth as Christopher Strain argues in his new book Reload Rethinking Violence in American Life The unpleasant fact as he reveals in this highly readable study is that American violence is inextricably woven into the fabric of our national heritage and experienceIn Reload Strain traces our modern day conception of violence from the struggle to survive on the American frontier through evolving gender roles in recent centuries to the hysteria surrounding video and role playing games and the recent disturbing phenomenon of school shootings Strain shapes nothing less than a profound meditation on American violence and a primer on understanding what can often appear to be a profoundly dangerous nationIn addition to serving as a comprehensive overview of the state of violence in America Reload also suggests ways of combating the trends that lead to tragedy