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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Ethnographic Peace Research

Approaches and Tensions

Editors: Millar, Gearoid (Ed.)

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  • Analyses the existing methods in the “local turn” literature within peace studies and pushes for a more locally grounded empirical or ethnographic approach
  • Offers a thoroughly inter-disciplinary conversation: includes both scholars within peace studies and critical IR and anthropologists working on the study of conflict and violence
  • Provides arguments in support not only of local research or ethnographic research, but of a decolonised and participatory research practice which itself empowers local actors
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About this book

This volume calls for an empirical extension of the “local turn” within peace research. Building on insights from conflict transformation, gender studies, critical International Relations and Anthropology, the contributions critique existing peace research methods as affirming unequal power, marginalizing local communities, and stripping the peace kept of substantive agency and voice. By incorporating scholars from these various fields the volume pushes for more locally grounded, ethnographic and potentially participatory approaches. While recognizing that any Ethnographic Peace Research (EPR) agenda must incorporate a variety of methodologies, the volume nonetheless paves a clear path for the much needed empirical turn within the local turn literature.

About the authors

Gearoid Millar is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) of Sociology at the Institute for Conflict, Transition, and Peace Research (ICTPR), University of Aberdeen, UK.

Reviews

“Peace research has been under-going an “ethnographic turn” whereby peace researchers are increasingly influenced by anthropology – as well as sociology and feminist studies. Gearoid Millar has put together a magnificent line up of authors who have grappled first hand with the ethical and practical challenges of field research. This is a must-have companion for everyone about to embark on field research, and underscores the importance of putting people – and their experiences – at the heart of our research.” (Roger MacGinty, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manchester, UK)

“This is an important book that elaborates an approach to studying conflict that puts those who experience conflict at the centre. Ethnographic peace research is based on the premise that we can only understand conflict or peace through the lived experience of those who are there. This book is a timely antidote to approaches that remove the study of actual people from research, whilst developing a convincing argument that mixed approaches incorporating ethnography can provide a sufficiently accurate understanding of violence and how it can be overcome.” (Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics, University of Birmingham, UK)

 “This volume demonstrates the contributions that locally grounded research can make to the field of peace studies, and to understanding the irreducible complexities of post-conflict societies. The contributors illustrate the insights that a scalar ethnographic analysis can make to rebuilding lives and livelihoods in the aftermath of war and, as such, the volume as a whole illustrates the importance of the ethnographic turn in peace research and should be required reading for practitioners and policy-makers.” (Kimberly Theidon, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnographic Peace Research
Book Subtitle
Approaches and Tensions
Editors
  • Gearoid Millar
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65563-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65563-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65562-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88055-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 285
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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