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New Book Calls for Socially Accountable Approaches to Violence 

Posted on October 26, 2023

A new book by Dr. Maxwell Kennel, a Senior Research Associate at the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity, seeks to reframe how we think about violence.  

Ontologies of Violence: Deconstruction, Pacifism, and Displacement, published by Brill in July 2023, explores how violence is a term for something more than physical force or visible expressions of power. The research examines texts by philosophers and calls for taking approaches to defining and resisting violence that are socially accountable to the people most affected. 

Plans for a book launch and online symposium are underway, and the book is available for order from the publisher. An interview about the book has recently been posted by the New Books Network.