Rene Tuma (Universität Berlin & the Amsterdam Network) has co-edited a Special Issue entitled "Visibilities of Violence: Microscopic Studies of Violent Events and Beyond" with Thomas Hoebel (Hamburg Institute for Social Research) and Jo Reichertz (Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)).
The issue gives an overview of the current state of the art in qualitative research on violent events and beyond. The availability of audiovisual data has generated a variety of microscopic studies unraveling the details of violent interactions. Beyond an overview of the landscape, the issue also adresses especially the temporal embedding and unfolding of violent events. Methodolocial, theoretical and ethical problems in this contested field are the focus of the final part.