Framing Excessive Violence

Discourse and Dynamics

  • Daniel Ziegler
  • Marco Gerster
  • Steffen Krämer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Marco Gerster, Steffen Krämer, Daniel Ziegler
      Pages 1-13
  3. Dynamics of Excess

  4. Discourse and Imagination

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book


This book explores the dynamics of excessive violence, using a broad range of interdisciplinary case studies. It highlights that excessive violence depends on various contingencies and is not always the outcome of rational decision making. The contributors also analyse the discursive framing of acts of excessive violence.


Violence media framing torture terrorism rampage abuse riots sociology discourse analysis criminology Amok emotion fascism identity Nation police violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Ziegler
    • 1
  • Marco Gerster
    • 2
  • Steffen Krämer
    • 3
  1. 1.University of GiessenGermany
  2. 2.University of KonstanzGermany
  3. 3.Brandenburg University of TechnologyGermany

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