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Communicative Action, Objectifications, and the Triad of Violence

  • This article aims to develop a social theory of violence that emphasizes the role of the third party as well as the communication between the involved subjects. For this Teresa Koloma Beck’s essay ‘The Eye of the Beholder: Violence as a Social Process’ is taken as a starting point, which adopts a social-constructivist perspective. On the one hand, the basic concepts and the benefits of thisThis article aims to develop a social theory of violence that emphasizes the role of the third party as well as the communication between the involved subjects. For this Teresa Koloma Beck’s essay ‘The Eye of the Beholder: Violence as a Social Process’ is taken as a starting point, which adopts a social-constructivist perspective. On the one hand, the basic concepts and the benefits of this approach are presented. On the other hand, social-theoretical problems of this approach are revealed. These deficits are counteracted by expanding Koloma Beck’s approach with a communicative-constructivist framework. Thus, the role of communicative action and the ‘objectification of violence’ is emphasized. These aspects impact the perception, judgement and (de-)legitimation of violence phenomena and the emergence of a ‘knowledge of violence’. Communicative actions and objectifications form a key to understanding violent interactions and the link between the micro and macro levels. Finally, the methodological consequences for the research of violence and Communicative Constructivism are discussed. Furthermore, possible research fields are outlined, which open up by looking at communicative action and the objectifications within the ‘triads of violence’.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Article
Author:Dr. Ekkehard CoenenORCiDGND
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.1007/s10746-022-09639-1Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20230124-48828Cite-Link
URL:https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10746-022-09639-1
Parent Title (English):Human Studies
Publisher:Springer Science + Business Media B.V
Place of publication:Dordrecht
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2023/01/04
Date of first Publication:2022/09/23
Release Date:2023/01/24
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes and partner institutions:Fakultät Medien / Professur für Kultur- und Mediensoziologie
Volume:2022
Issue:45 (2022)
Pagenumber:22
First Page:447
Last Page:468
Tag:communicative action; social theory; triad of violence; violence
GND Keyword:Gewalt; Soziologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
BKL-Classification:71 Soziologie / 71.50 Kultursoziologie: Allgemeines
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung (CC BY 4.0)