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Violent Culture

Call of Duty and a Generation of Joystick Warriors

Jackson Katz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jackson Katz

It is naïve to think we can talk about the forces shaping the socialization of boys and men (and girls and women) and not include a thoughtful discussion about the role of mega-popular video games like C.O.D.

Teenagers in Space

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.15.2013 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Not only would George Lucas put "war" back into a movie title, he would almost single-handedly reconstitute war play as a feel-good activity for children.

Changing The Gun Culture

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 05.29.2013 | Home
Marilyn Sewell

It is true that we cannot prevent every drug-related shootout, every murder of a woman by the man who "owns her," every suicide, every mass killing that is carried out with a gun. But when guns are so easily accessible, and so many deaths are occurring, we have to start somewhere.

Is American 'Acceptance of Violence' on the Rise?

David W. Jamieson | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
David W. Jamieson

In national surveys conducted every presidential election year since 1992, we've been monitoring the evolution of a value called "Acceptance of Violence." We have measured this value by asking four questions, each designed to gauge a different facet of respondents' views on violence.