The Pedagogy of Violent Extremism / Ygnacio Flores
- Flores, Ygnacio
- New York : Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, 2017.
- 1st, New ed.
- Physical Description:
- xxii, 174 pages ; 22,5 x 15,0 cm.
- Violence Studies ; 4
- The Pedagogy of Violent Extremism is the first critical analysis of violent extremism via the lens of pedagogical development that considers the nation as an all-encompassing learning environment. Presented through a critical perspective on violent extremism resulting from hegemonic provocation, Flores gives a voice to important social issues that are largely being ignored in contemporary society. Poignantly highlighted is how racism, immigration and other mismanaged social issues are creating the foundation for increased violence in America – by both government and non-government actors. Primarily based on the mismanagement of the demographic shift in the nation, a social imbalance between a Euro–Christian-based right and a growing minority population that are starting to clash violently as each side has resigned to taking action in the absence of a national government that can truly represent Americans across a multiethnic and multicultural construct. This is the perfect book for courses on violence studies and terrorism at secondary through graduate level studies. Its prose is designed to serve the purpose of academicians as well as the lay reader. The Pedagogy of Violent Extremism uses an interdisciplinary framework to explore how people learn to hate, and subsequently choose to use violent extremism. Flores enlightens the reader by challenging conventional perspectives on violence and terrorism in America. While portraying an America that will experience more violent extremism in the future, Flores provides many open doors for American leaders and the public at large that can lead to a reduction in future incidents of violent extremism.
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- Biographical Note:
- Ygnacio V. Flores is Dean of Public Safety and Interim Dean of Business at Rio Hondo College, where he oversees academics as well as the police, fire, and wildland fire academies and a regional homeland security training center. Flores is a retired Naval officer and former senior non-commissioned officer specializing in law enforcement, physical security, antiterrorism and force protection. He holds an EdD from the University of Southern California, an executive MBA from Pepperdine University, an MPS in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University, an MA in international relations from the University of San Diego, and is a graduate of the Navy War College’s Command and Staff program. Flores has published articles in journals and industry magazines on law enforcement, fire services, and homeland security.
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