Ethnographic Peace Research: Approaches and Tensions

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9783319655635
ISBN (Print)9783319655628
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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