Peace Psychology Book Series

Psychosocial Approaches to Peace-Building in Colombia

Editors: Sacipa-Rodriguez, Stella, Montero, Maritza (Eds.)

  • Describes, analyses and critically discusses the psychological effects of armed conflict in Colombia
  • Explores the results of Colombian research action group Social Bonds and Cultures of Peace
  • Includes a chapter linking the historical background of the Colombian conflict to the current situation
  • Written by active psychologists based in Colombia
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About this book

This edited volume summarizes the work of a research group, called Social Bonds and Cultures of Peace that accompanies and supports victims of socio-political violence in Columbia. The individual chapters focus on the ongoing violence in the Colombian context, a complex and dynamic area in which various groups (drug traffickers, national armed forces, guerrilla fighters, self-defence groups) have been engaged in organized violence for more than 60 years. Emphasis is placed on the psychological consequences of violence and various forms of psychosocial support that psychologists have been providing to the victims of violence. Central to their work is the notion of "accompanying" those who have been victims of violence, listening to them, engaging them in dialogue and working together to strengthen the resources of victims. The recovery of individual and collective memories of atrocities is discussed as an important avenue for healing and for the empowerment of individuals and groups. The solidarity among victims creates opportunities at the grassroots level to pursue truth, reveal perpetrators of violence, seek public acknowledgment and attain social justice. For perpetrators of violence and members of armed groups, the book addresses a host of psychosocial issues related to disarming, demobilizing and reintegrating former combatants, including children, into society.   Throughout the book, in the spirit of peace psychology, the researchers are engaged in a form of praxis that is cognizant of the wider geohistorical context within which victims and perpetrators are embedded and the dialectical relationship between micro and macro-level events and change. Researchers in Latin American studies, peace psychology, social justice and transitional justice, will find this volume to be an excellent resource.

About the authors

Stella Sacipa-Rodríguez is a Psychologist (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1971) with a Masters degree in Communication (Pontifical Javeriana University, 1995). Her master thesis was on 'Meanings constructed by a political organization' (M-19) received the Award of Merit. For 14 years she has researched in the fields of Peace Psychology and psychosocial accompaniment to people and communities affected by socio-political violence in Colombia. She is the co-founder of the research group Social Bonds and Peace Cultures, and its leader for 10 years. She has trained professional psychologists and psychology students support to victims of war. She has studied, written and lectured about political psychology, psychosocial accompaniment to victims of armed conflict, meanings of peace and cultures of peace, in Colombia. Currently, she is a professor of Peace Psychology at the Pontifical Javeriana University.

Maritza Montero is a social psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in sociology. She currently teaches at Universidad Central de Venezuela Doctorate Program and has lectured extensively in the Americas, Europe and Australia. She is on the editorial boards of several national and international community and social psychology journals, and is an associate senior editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology. She has won several national and international scientific awards among which the Interamerican Society of Psychology (1995) and the Venezuelan National Science Award (2000). Maritza has served as the president of the International Society of Political Psychology (2006) and as the vice president for South America of the Interamerican Psychology Society (1997–1999). She has contributed several books and numerous papers and book chapters published in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. She has been a member of the International Committee for the Liberation Psychology Conferences and her 2007 production includes books published in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and USA.

is a social psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in sociology. She currently teaches at Universidad Central de Venezuela Doctorate Program and has lectured extensively in the Americas, Europe and Australia. She is on the editorial boards of several national and international community and social psychology journals and is an associate senior editor of the American Journal of Community Psychology. She has won several national and international scientific awards among which the Interamerican Society of Psychology (1995), and the Venezuelan National Science Award (2000). Maritza has served as the president of the International Society of Political Psychology (2006), and as the vice president for South America of the Interamerican Psychology Society (1997–1999). She has contributed several books and numerous papers and book chapters published in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. She has been a member of the International Committee for the Liberation Psychology Conferences and her 2007 production includes books published in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, and USA.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sacipa-Rodriguez, Stella

    Pages 3-15

  • Historical Data About the Colombian Violence Strife

    Sacipa-Rodriguez, Stella

    Pages 17-19

  • Peace Cultures and Cultural Practices in Colombia

    Valderrama, Blanca Patricia Ballesteros

    Pages 23-40

  • Reflections on the Psychological Damage of People Exposed to War Situations in Colombia

    Novoa-Gomez, Mónica María

    Pages 41-57

  • To Feel and to Re-signify Forced Displacement in Colombia

    Sacipa-Rodriguez, Stella

    Pages 59-74

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04549-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04548-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35542-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Approaches to Peace-Building in Colombia
Editors
  • Stella Sacipa-Rodriguez
  • Maritza Montero
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04549-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04549-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04548-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35542-9
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 155
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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