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Masters of Peace

If the Body Politic Could Breathe in the Age of the Refugee

An Embodied Philosophy of Interconnection

Authors: Metzger-Traber, Julia

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This book posits that the ‘refugee crisis’ may actually be a crisis of identity in a rapidly changing world. It argues that Western conceptions of the individual ‘Self’ shape metaphors of political homes, and thus the geopolitics of belonging and exclusion. Metzger-Traber creatively re-conceives political belonging by perceiving the interconnection of each ‘Self’ through its most immediate home – the breathing body. On an experimental literary journey through her own past and that of Germany, she puts political philosophy in conversation with somatic and spiritual insight to expand notions of ‘Self’ and 'Home'. Then she asks: What ethical imperatives arise? What kinds of homes and homelands would we create if we no longer thought we ended at our skin?

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Julia Metzger-Traber is a peace researcher from the MA program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is engaged in facilitating collaborative public art projects and community restorative justice processes as peace work.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
If the Body Politic Could Breathe in the Age of the Refugee
Book Subtitle
An Embodied Philosophy of Interconnection
Authors
Series Title
Masters of Peace
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-22365-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-22365-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-22364-9
Series ISSN
2364-463X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics