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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

Current Issue

Volume 2, 2016


I. Reflections

Rethinking the Anthropology of Violence for the Twenty-First Century: From Practice to Mediation
Antonius C. G. M. Robben

Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
Michael D. Jackson

Ronald Stade

II. Displacement and Emplacement

Introduction: The Dialectics of Displacement and Emplacement
Jesper Bjarnesen and Henrik E. Vigh

The Meanings of the Move? From “Predicaments of Mobility” to “Potentialities in Displacement”
Stephen C. Lubkemann

Staying out of Place: The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City
Simon Turner

Between Labor Migration and Forced Displacement: Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Transnational Space
Jesper Bjarnesen

III. Resistance to Transitional Justice

Introduction: Rethinking Resistance to Transitional Justice
Briony Jones and Thomas Brudholm

Analyzing Resistance to Transitional Justice: What Can We Learn from Hybridity?
Briony Jones

Adopting a Resistance Lens: An Exploration of Power and Legitimacy in Transitional Justice
Julie Bernath and Sandra Rubli

Contesting Transitional Justice as Liberal Governance in Revolutionary Tunisia
Corinna Mullin and Ian Patel

Fighting Fire with Fire: Resistance to Transitional Justice in Bahrain
Ciara O’Loughlin

Using International Criminal Law to Resist Transitional Justice: Legal Rupture in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Mikael Baaz and Mona Lilja

IV. Bosnia-Herzegovina: Post-conflict Dynamics

Introduction: Post-Conflict Dynamics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Identities, Nationalization, and Missing Bodies
Katerina Seraïdari

First As Tragedy, Then As Teleology: The Politics/People Dichotomy in the Ethnography of Post-Yugoslav Nationalization
Stef Jansen

Violence and Identification: Everyday Ethnic Identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina
Torsten Kolind

Liminality and Missing Persons: Encountering the Missing in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina
Laura Huttunen

V. Book Reviews

AHO, James, Far-Right Fantasy: A Sociology of American Religion and Politics
Sam Jackson

THOMASSEN, Bjørn, Liminality and the Modern: Living through the In-Between
Áron Bakos

WOOL, Zoë, After War: The Weight of Life at Walter Reed
Birgitte Refslund Sørensen and Matti Weisdorf

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