Violence as a Cultural Phenomenon: Sociological Conceptualization and Analysis of Violence in Colombia

F Duque Posada
2012 RUDN journal of Sociology  
In this article the nature and features of violence are considered through the prism of national culture with the help of the phenomenological and hermeneutical approaches (attempting to construct the hermeneutics of violence). The proposed model requires a detailed study of a great number of signs, symbols and norms of culture in order to explain acts of violence, as well as to understand the limitations of various interpretations of violence as a socio-cultural phenomenon, which conditions an
more » ... open nature of any studies of violence and multifold interpretation of the causes and essence of acts of violence in Colombian society.
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