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Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day: How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal


reviewed by Ronnie Casella — 2005

coverTitle: Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day: How We Are Harmed, How We Can Heal
Author(s): Kaethe Weingarten
Publisher: New American Library, New York
ISBN: 0451212916, Pages: 384, Year: 2004
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Common Shock, by Kaethe Weingarten, takes an atypical approach to the study of violence.  She does not focus on the victims of violence, and she does not focus on the perpetrators.  She writes for over 300 pages about those who witness violence.  In a book that would sit well with parents, people in social services, researchers in psychology, sociology, and medicine, and teachers and school administrators, Weingarten strikes a relaxed tone that draws equally from the her personal experiences, research from a variety of fields, and her own research in countries throughout the world—all on the phenomenon of witnessing violence.   She begins the book with a scenario, which like others is based on her own experience:  she had taken a friend’s 7-year-old daughter to the park.  While there, the daughter sees a father smack his son in the head, and the author notices that the daughter is riveted to the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 11, 2005, p. 2457-2459
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11882, Date Accessed: 7/22/2017 8:45:03 PM

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  • Ronnie Casella
    Central Connecticut State University
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    RONNIE CASELLA is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations and Secondary Education at Central Connecticut State University. He is the author of several books, including “Being Down”: Challenging Violence in Urban Schools and At Zero Tolerance: Punishment, Prevention, and School Violence. He has also published articles in The Urban Review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Qualitative Inquiry, Teachers College Record, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and other journals. His forthcoming book examines relationships between the security industry and school districts.
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