A Call for Integral Violence Studies

Journal article

Davenport, Christian (2021) A Call for Integral Violence Studies, The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 694 (1): 32–38.

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The legacies of racial violence are generally understudied and thus not well understood. Extant academic work on the topic generally focuses on a specific form of contention like war or rebellion as well as specific consequences like economic development or voting. I use insights from a global evaluation of the political and economic consequences of contention to identify the pitfalls of this typical approach and argue for an alternative that I call integral violence studies: a comprehensive approach that brings together the best that social sciences and humanities have to offer in an effort to understand legacy effects.

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