Peace Psychology Book Series

Peace Psychology in Asia

Editors: Montiel, Cristina Jayme, Noor, Noraini M. (Eds.)

  • Combines various levels of analysis, integrating political science, social movements, culture and intergroup relationships
  • Highlights the indigenous nature of a psychology of peace
  • Asian contributors will be highlighting their local issues, using local knowledge and culture in understanding and mediating issues
  • Offers empirical evidence of peace interventions in addition to presenting theoretical innovations about a psychology of peace
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About this book

In recent years, peace psychology has grown from a utopian idea to a means of transforming societies worldwide. Yet at the same time peacebuilding enjoys global appeal, the diversity of nations and regions demands interventions reflecting local cultures and realities. Peace Psychology in Asia shows this process in action, emphasizing concepts and methods diverging from those common to the US and Europe.

Using examples from China, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and elsewhere in the region, chapter authors illuminate the complex social, political, and religious conditions that have fostered war, colonialism, dictatorships, and ethnic strife, and the equally intricate personal and collective psychologies that need to be developed to encourage reconciliation, forgiveness, justice, and community. Peace Psychology in Asia:

  • Integrates psychology, history, political science, and local culture into concepts of peace and reconciliation.
  • Highlights the indigenous aspects of peace psychology.
  • Explains the critical relevance of local culture and history in peace work.
  • Blends innovative theoretical material with empirical evidence supporting peace interventions.
  • Balances its coverage among local, national, regional, and global contexts.
  • Analyzes the potential of Asia as a model for world peace.

As practice-driven as it is intellectually stimulating, Peace Psychology in Asia is vital reading for social and community psychologists, policy analysts, and researchers in psychology, sociology and international studies, including those looking to the region for ideas on peace work in non-Western countries.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Overview of Peace Psychology in Asia: Research, Practice, and Teaching

    Montiel, Cristina Jayme

    Pages 3-19

  • Culture, Social Representations, and Peacemaking: A Symbolic Theory of History and Identity

    Liu, James H. (et al.)

    Pages 21-39

  • Where Are We Going? Perspective on Hindu–Muslim Relations in India

    Khan, Sammyh S. (et al.)

    Pages 43-64

  • Political Violence and Peacebuilding in Jammu and Kashmir

    Khan, Waheeda

    Pages 65-81

  • Peace Psychology of Grassroots Reconciliation: Lessons Learned from the “Baku Bae” Peace Movement

    Muluk, Hamdi (et al.)

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

eBook $229.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0143-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0142-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $299.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3198-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peace Psychology in Asia
Editors
  • Cristina Jayme Montiel
  • Noraini M. Noor
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0143-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0143-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0142-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3198-6
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations
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