First published in 2011, Professor Ray’s book was immediately regarded as a major work in its field, and is regularly cited by those researching in this area, both in the UK and overseas.
The second edition includes new material on sex offending and the night-time economy, as well as new chapters on themes covering ‘Collective Violence’, ‘Violence and the Visual’ and ‘Theories of Violence’.
Professor Ray, based in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, said: ‘The intervening years have seen some major developments, including rising rates of violence and deaths in conflict for the first time in two decades, the global resurgence of nationalist and anti-globalist politics (including Trump and Brexit), the refugee crisis, and a growth of academic interest in violence in sociology. The new edition has been updated throughout to develop a contemporary theoretically-informed analysis of violence and society.’
The book, published by Sage Publishing, is available now in hardback, paperback or as an electronic download.
Professor Ray’s research interests cover not only violence and how it is embedded in society but also focuses on issues such as globalisation, post-communism, memory and hate crime legislation.