Book Review: Learning to Live Together : Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development  by David A Hamburg and Beatrix A Hamburg

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Learning to Live Together: Preventing Hatred and Violence in Child and Adolescent Development by David A Hamburg and Beatrix A Hamburg published by Oxford University Press (2004) ISBN 0195157796
Book Review by Professor Ruth Freeman

Anyone living in a violent community can gain hope from this book, written for educationalists, parents, and community workers. The book provides a theoretical basis and educational strategies to enable individuals, groups, and nations to coexist peacefully. Starting from biological and evolutionary perspectives, the authors postulate how violence has been inculcated into society; while violent behaviour was once appropriate for survival, it is not relevant to today's society. To enable people to coexist, aggression must be contained. This has implications for psychological development, education, group identity, community capacity, and social exclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ
Volume329
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2004

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