Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures

Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games

Authors: McEvoy-Levy, Siobhan

  • Uses Harry Potter and the Hunger Games to illuminate IR and peace and conflict issues
  • Combines pop culture, politics and peacebuilding
  • Offers a new framework for thinking about global youth activism and peace
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About this book

This book offers a rationale for and ways of reading popular culture for peace. It argues that we can improve peacebuilding theory and practice through examining popular culture’s youth revolutionaries and their outcomes - from their digital and plastic renderings to their living embodiments in local struggles for justice. The study combines insights from post-structural, post-colonial, feminist, youth studies and peace and conflict studies theories to analyze the literary themes, political uses, and cultural impacts of two hit book series – Harry Potter and The Hunger Games – tracing how these works have been transformed into visible political practices, including social justice advocacy and government propaganda in the War on Terror. Pop culture production and consumption help maintain global hierarchies of inequality and structural violence but can also connect people across divisions through fandom participation. Including chapters on fan activism, fan fiction, Guantanamo Bay detention center, youth as a discursive construct in IR, and the merchandizing and tourism opportunities connected with The Hunger Games, the book argues that through taking youth-oriented pop culture seriously, we can better understand the local, global and transnational spaces, discourses, and the relations of power, within which meanings and practices of peace are known, negotiated, encoded and obstructed. 

About the authors

Siobhán McEvoy-Levy is Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies at Butler University in Indianapolis, USA.

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49871-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 119,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-49870-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peace and Resistance in Youth Cultures
Book Subtitle
Reading the Politics of Peacebuilding from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49871-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-49871-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49870-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 422
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
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