Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
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Peacebuilding and the Arts

Editors: Mitchell, J., Vincett, G., Hawksley, T., Culbertson, H. (Eds.)

  • Explores the roles of film, theatre, literature, music, dance and visual arts in peacebuilding
  • Considers the interactions between Peacebuilding and the Arts
  • Analyses how the arts can contribute to building peace
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"Ending violent conflict requires societies to take leaps of political imagination. Artistic communities are often uniquely placed to help promote new thinking by enabling people to see things differently. In place of conflict’s binary divisions, artists are often charged with exploring the ambiguities and possibilities of the excluded middle. Yet, their role in peacebuilding remains little explored. This excellent and agenda-setting volume provides a ground-breaking look at a range of artistic practices, and the ways in which they have attempted to support peacebuilding – a must-read for all practitioners and policy-makers, and indeed other peacemakers looking for inspiration."Professor Christine Bell, FBA, Professor of Constitutional Law, Assistant Principal (Global Justice), and co-director of the Global Justice Academy, The University of Edinburgh, UK
"Peacebuilding and the Arts offers an impressive and impressively comprehensive engagement with the role that visual art, music, literature, film and theatre play in building peaceful and just societies. Without idealizing the role of the arts, the authors explore their potential and limits in a wide range of cases, from Korea, Cambodia, Colombia and Northern Ireland to Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Israel-Palestine."Roland Bleiker, Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland, Australia, and author of Aesthetics and World Politics and Visual Global Politics

"Peacebuilding and the Arts is the first publication to focus critically and comprehensively on the relations between the creative arts and peacebuilding, expanding the conventional boundaries of peacebuilding and conflict transformation to include the artist, actor, poet, novelist, dramatist, musician, dancer and film director. The sections on the visual arts, music, literature, film and theatre, include case studies from very different cultures, contexts and settings but a central theme is that the creative arts can play a unique and crucial role in the building of peaceful and just societies, with the power to transform relationships, heal wounds, and nurture compassion and empathy. Peacebuilding and the Arts is a vital and unique resource which will stimulate critical discussion and further research, but it will also help to refine and reframe our understanding of peacebuilding. While it will undoubtedly become mandatory reading for students of peacebuilding and the arts, its original approach and dynamic exploratory style should attract a much wider interdisciplinary audience."Professor Anna King, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology and Director of Research, Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (WCRRP), University of Winchester, UK

This volume explores the relationship between peacebuilding and the arts. Through a series of original essays, authors consider some of the ways that different art forms (including film, theatre, music, literature, dance, and other forms of visual art) can contribute to the processes and practices of building peace. This book breaks new ground, by setting out fresh ways of analysing the relationship between peacebuilding and the arts. Divided into five sections on the Visual Arts, Music, Literature, Film and Theatre/Dance, over 20 authors offer conceptual overviews of each art form as well as new case studies from around the globe and critical reflections on how the arts can contribute to peacebuilding. As interest in the topic increases, no other book approaches this complex relationship in the way that Peacebuilding and the Arts does.  By bringing together the insights of scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of the arts and peacebuilding, this book develops a series of unique, critical perspectives on the interaction of diverse art forms with a range of peacebuilding endeavours.

About the authors

Jolyon Mitchell is Professor and Director of CTPI at the University of Edinburgh, UK, where he specialises in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding with special reference to the Arts.

Giselle Vincett is a sociologist of religion. Her work concentrates primarily on everyday performances of belief and on everyday and spatial experiences of deprivation in the West. 
Theodora Hawksley is a Roman Catholic theologian specialising in the area of peacebuilding and Catholic social teaching. She writes regularly on Ignatian spirituality.
Hal Culberston is Associate Dean for Operations at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. He specializes in NGO management, particularly in the peacebuilding context.

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peacebuilding and the Arts
Editors
  • Jolyon Mitchell
  • Giselle Vincett
  • Theodora Hawksley
  • Hal Culbertson
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17875-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17875-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-17874-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 484
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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