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The Violence Within

Cultural And Political Opposition In Divided Nations, 1st Edition

Edited by Kay Warren


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The Violence Within explores a range of contemporary conflicts in which culture has become an explicit issue: ethnic nationalism, religious fundamentalism, the militarization of civilian life, opposition movements in authoritarian states, political resistance to redistributive agrarian reforms, and racism in racial democracies. The case studies for

Table of Contents

Introduction - revealing conflicts across cultures and disciplines, Kay B. Warren; interpreting "La violencia" in Guatemala - the many shapes of Mayan silence and resistance in the 1970s and 1980s, K.B. Warren; culturalism versus cultural politics - the Movimento negro in the Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil 1970-1988, Michael Hanchard; the politics of identity in a Palestinian village in Israel, Davida Wood; religious networks and urban unrest - lessons from the Iranian and Egyptian experiences, Guilain Denoeux; contested images and implications of South African nationhood, Anthony W. Marx; democratic transitions and redistributive reforms - the Philippine case, Jeffrey M. Reidinger; striking with hunger - the cultural meanings of political violence in Northern Ireland, Begona Aretxaga.

About the Editor

Kay Warren

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General