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The Sociology of Everyday Life Peacebuilding

  • John D. Brewer
  • Bernadette C. Hayes
  • Francis Teeney
  • Katrin Dudgeon
  • Natascha Mueller-Hirth
  • Shirley Lal Wijesinghe

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Compromise after Conflict book series (PSCAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 1-11
  3. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 13-50
  4. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 51-101
  5. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 103-154
  6. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 155-197
  7. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 199-254
  8. John D. Brewer, Bernadette C. Hayes, Francis Teeney, Katrin Dudgeon, Natascha Mueller-Hirth, Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    Pages 255-270
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 271-299

About this book

Introduction

This book uses in-depth interview data with victims of conflict in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Sri Lanka to offer a new, sociological conceptualization of everyday life peacebuilding. It argues that sociological ideas about the nature of everyday life complement and supplement the concept of everyday life peacebuilding recently theorized within International Relations Studies (IRS). It claims that IRS misunderstands the nature of everyday life by seeing it only as a particular space where mundane, routine and ordinary peacebuilding activities are accomplished. Sociology sees everyday life also as a mode of reasoning. By exploring victims’ ways of thinking and understanding, this book argues that we can better locate their accomplishment of peacebuilding as an ordinary activity. The book is based on six years of empirical research in three different conflict zones and reports on a wealth of interview data to support its theoretical arguments. This data serves to give voice to victims who are otherwise neglected and marginalized in peace processes.  

Keywords

Peace Conflict International Relations Victims Victimology transitional justice sociology of compromise politics northern ireland south africa sri lanka

Authors and affiliations

  • John D. Brewer
    • 1
  • Bernadette C. Hayes
    • 2
  • Francis Teeney
    • 3
  • Katrin Dudgeon
    • 4
  • Natascha Mueller-Hirth
    • 5
  • Shirley Lal Wijesinghe
    • 6
  1. 1.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The University of AberdeenAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Queen’s University BelfastBelfastUnited Kingdom
  5. 5.Robert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.University of KelaniyaKelaniyaSri Lanka

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78975-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78974-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78975-0
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