Persian version of ‘Histories of Violence’ published
Persian translation of book on violence is translated and published in Iran to address the demands of present era, discussions on different aspects of violence.
Publish date : Wednesday 29 August 2018 13:53
A group of Iranian translators have published ‘Histories of Violence, Post-war Critical Thought’, book by Brad Evans including interviews with experts on different fields with the focus on violence, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Though we can all agree that violence is a devastating plague upon human existence and that peace would lead to more prosperous relations around the world, violence still continues to be deployed by a wide range of groups for numerous political and social ends.
And though we all fear violence, what actually constitutes violence, who perpetuates it, and why, are questions of great debate, which have drawn the attention of the world’s foremost thinkers for centuries. Offering an accessible introduction to post-war critical thought on the topic, Histories of Violence examines how many prominent theorists from Hannah Arendt to Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, and Slavoj Žižek have grappled with these questions.
Offering an insightful and thought-provoking guide to the work of many famous writers who continue to influence and inform contemporary political, philosophical, sociological, and cultural study, Histories of Violence is an essential interrogation of critical thought as it relates to an ever-present topic.
The interviewees include Terrell Carver, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, Judith Butler and Zygmunt Bauman among many more prominent thinkers, authors, philosophers and intellectuals.