This study outlines the emerging cultural turn in Peace Studies and provides a critical understanding of the cultural dimension of reconciliation. Taking an anthropological view on decentralization and peacebuilding in Indonesia, it sets new standards for an interdisciplinary research field.
About the Author
Birgit Bräuchler is Senior Lecturer for Anthropology at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
Table of Contents1. The Emerging Cultural Turn in Peace Research
2. Decentralization, Revitalization and Reconciliation in Indonesia
3. Conflict and Peacebuilding in Maluku
4. Reconciliation and the Revival of Tradition
5. The Reinvention of Traditional Leadership
6. Indigenous People, Migrants and Refugees: A Clash of Individual and Cultural Human
7. Concluding Reflections: Toward a New Anthropology of Peace