in Post-Conflict Cultures
Post-Conflict Cultures: Rituals of Representation ~ Hors de Combat: The Falklands-Malvinas Conflict in Retrospect ~ Happiness and Post-Conflict ~ Diaspora(s): Movements and Cultures ~ Disrespect Today, Conflict Tomorrow: The Politics of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights ~ The Genres of Post-Conflict Testimonies ~ Writing Under Socialism
Movements and Cultures
Year of Publication: 2007
Recent military interventions in Rwanda, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq, amongst others, have placed conflict again at the forefront of international debate. Yet the theoretical analysis of conflicts and of their social and psychological impacts has predictably lagged behind such tumultuous events. Moreover, while scholarship in the areas of strategic studies, international relations and peace studies has addressed the issues in terms of "conflict resolution" and "post-conflict reconstruction", little or no attention has been given to crucial interrelations between conflict and culture, or to what we can learn of those relations from the history of post-conflict.
Bringing together international experts from disciplines as diverse as History and Art History, Communications Studies, Musicology, Philosophy and Literature Studies, this third volume in the Studies in Post-Conflict Cultures series extends its avowedly interdisciplinary approach to tackle contemporary and historical questions concerned with diasporic culture and cultural transfer. The sixteen essays range chronologically from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first, and geographically from Africa and Brazil to Europe (London, Portugal, France and the Mediterranean), Asia (Japan, China and Indochina) and the Pacific (Australia and New Caledonia).
Diaspora(s): Movements and Cultures will be of direct interest to scholars and practitioners working in media and communications, international relations, human rights, cultural geography, history, literature and philosophy.
Nicholas Hewitt is Professor of French and Director of the Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham.
Dick Geary is Professor of Modern History and Director of the Institute for the Study of Slavery at the University of Nottingham.