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The Violence Within

Cultural And Political Opposition In Divided Nations, 1st Edition

Edited by Kay Warren


275 pages

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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 this volume focus on movements and communities in Guatemala, Brazil, Israel/Palestine, Iran, Egypt, South Africa, the Philippines, and Northern Ireland.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Revealing Conflicts Across Cultures & Disciplines -- Interpreting La Violencia in Guatemala: Shapes of Mayan Silence & Resistance -- Culturalism Versus Cultural Politics: Movimento Negro in Rio de Janeiro & São Paulo, Brazil -- Politics of Identity in a Palestinian Village in Israel -- Religious Networks & Urban Unrest: Lessons from Iranian & Egyptian Experiences -- Contested Images & Implications of South African Nationhood -- Everyday Elite Resistance: Redistributive Agrarian Reform in the Philippines -- Striking with Hunger: Cultural Meanings of Political Violence in Northern Ireland

Subject Categories

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