Representations of Peace and Conflict

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This wide-ranging multidisciplinary collection highlights the centrality of representations for the study of peace and conflict. The chapters cover topics as diverse as British soldiers' photographic-records, social identity in Northern Ireland, memory work, the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission, the London memorial to the Women of World War II and protest songs in the popular music charts. These studies are written by an array of internationally influential authors, as well as emerging ...

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This wide-ranging multidisciplinary collection highlights the centrality of representations for the study of peace and conflict. The chapters cover topics as diverse as British soldiers' photographic-records, social identity in Northern Ireland, memory work, the South African Truth & Reconciliation Commission, the London memorial to the Women of World War II and protest songs in the popular music charts. These studies are written by an array of internationally influential authors, as well as emerging scholars, from a range of social science and humanities disciplines, including cultural studies, geography, history, linguistics, media studies, peace studies, religious studies and social psychology. This rich and varied volume constitutes a timely engagement with matters pertaining to how peace and conflict are represented in many unique forms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230298668
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/27/2012
  • Series: Rethinking Political Violence Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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STEPHEN GIBSON is a Social Psychologist based at York St John University, UK. His research interests lie in the areas of citizenship, national identity and military service, the representation of peace and conflict, dis/obedience and qualitative research methods.
SIMON MOLLAN works at the University of Liverpool Management School, UK. He was previously Senior Lecturer in International Business at the Institute of Hazard Risk and Resilience at Durham University, UK. From 2007 to 2010, he was Coordinator of York St. John's University's academic programme in Peace Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Representations of Peace and Conflict; S.Gibson & S.Mollan
PART II: PEACE MOVEMENTS AND RESISTANCE
Peace Now or Never? Images of Peace in Israel; J.Simons
The Returban of the 'conchie': Newspaper Representations of Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists in World War II; J.Tulloch
What's going on: Anti-war and Pro-war Hits on the Billboard Singles Charts during the Vietnam War Era (1965-1975) and the 'War on Terror' (2001-2010); J.Stewart
'Quakers in khaki': Conscientious Objectors' Resistance to Uniform Clothing in First World War Britain; J.Tynan
PART II: MILITARIES AND MILITARIZATION
Soldiers' Photographic Representations of Participation in Armed Conflict; R.Woodward & K.N.Jenkings
Exploring Representations of the Soldier as Victim: From Northern Ireland to Iraq; R.McGarry & N.Ferguson
Supporting the Troops, Serving the Country: Rhetorical Commonplaces in the Representation of Military Service; S.Gibson
PART III: PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS
Make (?) not war! Are the Social Representations of Peace and War Antonyms?; M.Sarrica & J.Wachelke
'Unexpected' and 'inclusive' Social Identities in Intractable Conflict: The Case of Northern Ireland; R.D.Lowe & O.Muldoon
PART IV: RELIGIOUS DIMENSIONS
Representing 'religious violence': Understanding the Role of Religion as Simplifier and Magnifier of Violent Conflict; L.van Liere
The Sacred Icon: Confronting the Anthropocentrism of a Secularized World; P.Kollontai
PART V: MEMORY AND MEMORIALIZATION
The Representation of Conflict in Modern Memory Work; N.Young
War and Peace in the Cloakroom: The Controversy over the Memorial to the Women of World War II; C.Peniston-Bird
Representing Apartheid Trauma: The Archive of the TRC Victim Hearings; A.Verdoolaege

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