Call for Papers: Collected Volume on Violence and Non-Violence: African Perspectives
Africa is ritually associated with violence in the historical and anthropological imagination, as well as in contemporary media representations. At the same time, forms of non-violence--significantly under-represented in theoretical and historical discussions—are an integral part of African personhood and social/historical experience. We call for contributions to a collected volume that will treat phenomena and representations of violence and/or non-violence from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Topics may include (but are not restricted to) violence and non-violence in the historiographic record; representations of violence/non-violence in the media, film, the arts and literature; violence/non-violence in the resistance to colonial rule; cultures of violence in contemporary Africa; gendered dimensions of the experience of violence/non-violence; violence/non-violence and testimony or witness.
Closing date for submission of abstracts: November 15th 2003
Closing date for submission of accepted papers: February 15 2004.
Ruth Ginio and Louise Bethlehem
Louise Bethlehem and Ruth Ginio
The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace
The Hebrew University
Mount Scopus, Israel
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