Literary Collections

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Author: Solimar Otero

Publisher: University Rochester Press

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 328

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A comprehensive volume that offers historical and nuanced representations of war and peace in Africa from the fields of African studies and cultural studies, linguistics, journalism and the media, literature, film, drama and performance, women's and gender studies, and human rights.
Social Science

Narrating War in Peace

Author: Katherine O. Stafford

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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Through case studies of prominent cultural products, this book takes a longitudinal approach to the influence and conceptualization of the Civil War in democratic Spain. Stafford explores the stories told about the war during the transition to democracy and how these narratives have morphed in light of the polemics about historical memory.
History

Narrating War in Peace

Author: Katherine O. Stafford

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Category: History

Page: 197

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Through case studies of prominent cultural products, this book takes a longitudinal approach to the influence and conceptualization of the Civil War in democratic Spain. Stafford explores the stories told about the war during the transition to democracy and how these narratives have morphed in light of the polemics about historical memory.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourses of War and Peace

Author: Adam Hodges

Publisher: OUP USA

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Discourses of War and Peace examines specific contexts around the globe in which discourse operates in the service of war and to build alternative visions of peace.
Africa, Sub-Saharan

Narrating War and Peace in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola

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Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 328

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"Narrating War and Peace in Africa interrogates conventional representations of Africa and African culture -- mainly in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries -- with an emphasis on portrayals of conflict and peace. While Africa has experienced political and social turbulence throughout its history, more recent conflicts seem to reinforce the myth of barbarism across the continent: in Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Chad, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Sudan. The essays in this volume address reductive and stereotypical assumptions of postcolonial violence as "tribal" in nature, and offer instead various perspectives - across disciplinary boundaries - that foster a less fetishized, more contextualized understanding of African war, peace, and memory." -- Jacket.
Science

Narrating and Teaching the Nation

Author: Denise Bentrovato

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

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Category: Science

Page: 255

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The book investigates the politics of education in pre- and post-genocide Rwanda, examining the actors, interests, and discourses that have historically influenced educational policy and practice and in particular the production and revision of history curricula and textbooks.This study combines a systematic historical and comparative analysis of curricula and textbooks in Rwanda, stakeholder interviews, classroom observations, and a large-scale investigation of pupils' understandings of the country's history. Written at a crucial time of transition in Rwanda, it illuminates the role of education as a powerful means of socialisation through which dominant discourses and related belief systems have been transmitted to the younger generations, thus moulding the nation. It outlines emergent challenges and possibilities, urging a move away from the use of history teaching to disseminate a conveniently selective official history towards practices that promote critical thinking and reflect the heterogeneity characteristic of Rwanda's post-genocide society.

Narrating War in Peace

Author: Katherine Ozzie Stafford

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This dissertation examines the ways in which the narrative of the Spanish Civil War has changed in Spain from the transition to democracy (1975-1981) to the first twelve years of the twenty-first century (2000-2012) through a case study of four prominent lieux de mémoire (or memory realms) that recall Spain's fratricidal conflict of 1936-1939: Agustí Centelles' photographs, Jaime Camino's documentary films La vieja memoria (1977) and Los niños de Rusia (2001), Antonio Muñoz Molina's La noche de los tiempos (2009), and Picasso's Guernica (1937). This study identifies three prominent shifts over the last four decades in the narrative of the Spanish Civil War in these four lieux de mémoire: A movement from hero to victim, from ideology to affect, and finally, from trauma to identification through connection with the past. The three shifts in the narratives surrounding these four Spanish lieux de mémoire reflect many of the cultural dynamics and values of hypermodernity, a term coined by Giles Lipovetsky to refer to the late modernity of the 21st century, and correspond with a larger shift in Western society's visions of history and ethics.
Political Science

Women and Peacebuilding in Africa

Author: Anna Chitando

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This volume re-centres African women scholars in the discourse on African women and peacebuilding, combining theoretical reflections with case studies in a range of African countries. The chapters outline the history of African women’s engagement in peacebuilding, introducing new and neglected themes such as youth, disability, and religious peacebuilding, and laying the foundations for new theoretical insights. Providing case studies from across Africa, the contributors highlights the achievements and challenges characterising women’s contributions to peacebuilding on the continent. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of peacebuilding, African security and gender.
Social Science

Narrating Violence in Post-9/11 Action Cinema

Author: Berenike Jung

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Social Science

Page: 130

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This work discusses the way in which action movies have responded to the visual and narrative challenge of depicting terrorist violence after 9/11, when the spectacular representation of terrorist violence – and by extension the consumers of these imagers – was considered as complicit behaviour. If terrorism is theatre, who goes to see the show? A close-reading of exemplary movies (V for Vendetta, Munich, and Children of Men) concentrates on three key aspects: How is terrorist violence justified, especially in comparison to other forms of violence? How is the audience implicitly positioned? And finally, what is the role and scope of the films’ visual short-cuts, iconic “real” images such as those from the Abu Ghraib prison? The results reaffirm popular movies' power of working through traumatic events as well as their capacity to articulate a valid political critique. Instead of inventing or preceding real acts of violence, cinema can document, witness, and encourage the spectator to explore unorthodox viewing positions and moral dilemma. This interdisciplinary work is addressed to students of Philosophy, the Humanities, Cinema, American, or Cultural Studies as well as to the interested public.