VIOLENT TIMES, RISING PROTESTS. STRUCTURES, EXPERIENCES, AND FEELINGS
Violence is a persistent element of modern history. This notwithstanding, a growing number of people experience today’s world as particularly violent. The media’s incessant coverage of continuous warfare, the rise of hate in social media, the growing number of angry citizens or Wutbürger, the increasingly open racist, sexist and homophobic discrimination against all ‘others’ and ’strangers,’ and last but not least the persistency of sexual assaults, are just a few examples of violence’s omnipresent, global dimension. Are these expressions of violence connected to each other and if so, in which way? How can violence be analyzed in its historic distinctiveness? How to grasp the way it makes people feel?