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Peace Psychology Book Series

Discourse, Peace, and Conflict

Discursive Psychology Perspectives

Editors: Gibson, Stephen (Ed.)

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  • Explores the possibilities of a discursive psychological approach to peace psychology
  • Includes contributions from scholars at various stages of their academic careers, from early career researchers to professors with an international reputation
  • Covers range of perspectives within discursive psychology – from the micro to the macro level
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About this book

This first-of-its-kind volume brings discursive psychology and peace psychology together in a compelling practical synthesis. An array of internationally-recognised contributors examine multiple dimensions of discourse—official and casual, speech, rhetoric, and text—in creating and maintaining conflict and building mediation and reconciliation. Examples of strategies for dealing with longstanding conflicts (the Middle East), significant flashpoints (the Charlie Hebdo case), and current heated disputes (the refugee ‘crisis’ in Europe) demonstrate discursive methods in context as they bridge theory with real life. This diversity of subject matter is matched by the range of discursive approaches applied to peace psychology concepts, methods, and practice.

Among the topics covered:


  • Discursive approaches to violence against women.
  • The American gun control debate: a discursive analysis.
  • Constructing peace and violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
  • Discursive psychological research on refugees.                                                     
  • Citizenship, social injustice, and the quest for a critical social psychology of peace.
  • The emotional and political power of images of suffering: discursive psychology and the study of visual rhetoric.                                                                             

Discourse, Peace, and Conflict offers expansive ideas to scholars and practitioners in peace psychology, as well as those in related areas such as social psychology, political psychology, and community psychology with an interest in issues pertaining to peace and conflict.


About the authors

Stephen Gibson is based at York St John University, UK, where he has taught psychology since 2005. In his research, Stephen uses discursive and rhetorical approaches to explore a range of social psychological topics, including citizenship, national identity, dis/obedience and representations of peace and conflict.  He is editor of Representations of Peace and Conflict (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; with Simon Mollan) and Doing Your Qualitative Psychology Project (Sage, 2012; with Cath Sullivan and Sarah Riley).


Reviews

“The work is an excellent collection of relevant theory and research concerning the discursive themes and strategies dealing with conflict and peaceful resolutions within and between groups. This book will prove valuable to peace researchers as well as students interested in furthering their understanding of discursive psychology.” (S. Reysen, Choice, Vol. 56 (10), June, 2019)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Discursive Psychology and Peace Psychology

    Pages 1-25

    Gibson, Stephen

  • How to Increase Participation in a Conflict Resolution Process: Insights from Discursive Psychology

    Pages 29-47

    Stokoe, Elizabeth

  • Discursive Psychology and Domestic Violence

    Pages 49-66

    Towns, Alison J. (et al.)

  • The American Gun Control Debate: A Discursive Analysis

    Pages 67-82

    Goodman, Simon (et al.)

  • Disloyal, Deluded, Dangerous: How Supporters of Violence or Separatism Discredit Their Political Opponents

    Pages 83-98

    Finlay, W. Mick L.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99094-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-99093-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourse, Peace, and Conflict
Book Subtitle
Discursive Psychology Perspectives
Editors
  • Stephen Gibson
Series Title
Peace Psychology Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99094-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99094-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99093-4
Series ISSN
2197-5779
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 339
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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