Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective

Anhut R, Heitmeyer W (2008)
New Directions for Youth Development 119(Fall 2008): 25-37.

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Abstract
The literature explaining deviance, criminality, or violence offers a broad spectrum of approaches in criminology and sociology. Mostly the theories focus on specific levels of explanation like the macrolevel (for example, strain theories) or the microlevel (for example, self-control theory).This article presents a relatively new theoretical approach combining different levels and focusing on three dimensions associated with specific kinds of recognition: social-structural, institutional, and socioemotional. The social-structural dimension refers to access to the functional systems of society and the accompanying recognition of position, status, and so on. The institutional dimension concentrates on the opportunity to participate in public affairs with the aim of getting moral recognition. The socioemotional dimension emphasizes the quantity and quality of integration in and social support from families, friends, partners, and so on, which provide emotional recognition.The underlying idea is that lack of access, participation, and belonging causes a lack of recognition. When this happens, social and individual problems increase. Thus, deviant and violent behavior can be seen as one potential reaction to a lack of recognition and as a way to gain status and recognition in a different manner (for example, with a delinquent peer group or other gang).
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Anhut R, Heitmeyer W. Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. New Directions for Youth Development. 2008;119(Fall 2008):25-37.
Anhut, R., & Heitmeyer, W. (2008). Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. New Directions for Youth Development, 119(Fall 2008), 25-37.
Anhut, R., and Heitmeyer, W. (2008). Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. New Directions for Youth Development 119, 25-37.
Anhut, R., & Heitmeyer, W., 2008. Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. New Directions for Youth Development, 119(Fall 2008), p 25-37.
R. Anhut and W. Heitmeyer, “Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective”, New Directions for Youth Development, vol. 119, 2008, pp. 25-37.
Anhut, R., Heitmeyer, W.: Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective. New Directions for Youth Development. 119, 25-37 (2008).
Anhut, Reimund, and Heitmeyer, Wilhelm. “Disintegration, recognition, and violence: A theoretical perspective”. New Directions for Youth Development 119.Fall 2008 (2008): 25-37.
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