Introduction: The Key Strengths of Ethnographic Peace Research

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This volume is about understanding experiences of conflict, of peace, and of transitions between the two. It argues that a forceful Ethnographic Peace Research (EPR) agenda can provide the necessary empirical focus for progressing the local turn in Peace Studies. The Introduction discusses the weakness of the local turn, as well as its complementarity with other streams of literature in Anthropology, Conflict Transformation, and Feminist International Relations. It then presents five key strengths of EPR as evidenced in the contributions to the volume and describes how these are mutually constitutive. The Introduction concludes by noting also the interdisciplinary tensions to which an EPR agenda gives rise, but notes that this must be seen as a constructive tension that will spur creative interdisciplinary thinking and solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnographic Peace Research
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches and Tensions
EditorsGearoid Millar
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319655635
ISBN (Print)9783319655628
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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