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Conflict and Society

Advances in Research

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Organized violence—war, armed revolt, genocide, lynching, targeted killings, torture, routine discrimination, terrorism, trauma, and suffering—is a daily reality for some, while for others it is a sound bite or a news clip seen in passing and easily forgotten. Rigorous scholarly research of the social and cultural conditions of organized violence, its genesis, dynamic, and impact, is fundamental to addressing questions of local and global conflict and its impact on the human condition.

Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. Review articles and topical overviews offer navigational assistance across the vast and varied terrain of conflict research, and comprehensive reviews of new books round out each volume. With special attention paid to ongoing debates on the politics and ethics of conflict studies research, including military-academic cooperation, Conflict and Society is an essential forum for scholars, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and development studies. 

Subjects: Peace and conflict studies

Call for Papers: Volume 5, 2019

Current Issue

Volume 3, 2017

I. Private Security

Introduction: Ethnographies of Private Security
Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

"Eyes, Ears, and Wheels": Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya
Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

Shadow Soldiering: Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in "Private" Security Contracting
Maya Mynster Christensen

Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity: Methodological Reflections from the Field
Paul Higate

Guarding the Body: Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro
Erika Robb Larkins

II. Contentious Concepts

Introduction: The Social Life of Contentious Concepts
Ronald S. Stade

Russia's Return as True Europe, 1991–2017
Iver B. Neumann

Creative Intelligence and the Cold War: US Military Investments in the Concept of Creativity, 1945–1965
Bregje F. van Eekelen

The Social Life of Fighting Words: The Case of Political Correctness
Ronald S. Stade

III. Digital Memories of Peace and Conflict

Introduction: The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research
Josepha Ivanka Wessels

Along the Lines of the Occupation: Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem
Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

Recapturing the Lost: Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War
Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

Space of Hope for Lebanon's Missing: Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial
Erik van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

IV. General Articles

Military Violence in Its Own Rights: The Miscrosocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations
Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

The Many Faces of the State: Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

Palestine: A Protracted Peacebuilding Process
Emile Badarin

V. Book Reviews

PIPYROU, Stavroula, The Grecanici of Southern Italy: Governance, Violence, and Minority Politics
Matthew Carey

LADERMAN, Scott, and Edwin a MARTINI, eds., Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War
Ida Sølvhøj-Nielsen

UM, Katharya, From the Land of Shadows: War, Revolution, and the Making of the Cambodian Diaspora
Eve Monique Zucker

MABRY, Tristan James, Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism
Louis Frankenthaler

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