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What, James Tyner asks, separates the homicide of a runaway adolescence from the loss of life of a father denied a bone-marrow transplant due to finances cuts? relocating past our culture’s reductive emphasis on even if a given act of violence is intentional—and may perhaps as a result count number as planned murder—Tyner interrogates the wider forces that produce violence. His uniquely geographic viewpoint considers the place violence happens (the place of work, the house, the criminal, etc.) and the way violence strikes throughout space.

Approaching violence as one of the tools of constituting area, Tyner examines every thing from the way in which police departments map crime to the emergence of “environmental criminology.” all through, he casts violence in extensive terms—as a realm that isn't constrained to legal acts and one who might be divided into the types of “killing” and “letting die.” His framework extends the learn of biopolitics by means of reading the state’s position in generating (or failing to supply) a fit citizenry. It additionally provides to the hot literature on capitalism through articulating the interconnections among violence and political economic climate. easily positioned, capitalism (especially its neoliberal and neoconservative variations) is based round a valuation of lifestyles that fosters a selected abstraction of violence and crime.

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