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Speaking of Violence: The Politics and Poetics of Narrative in Conflict Resolution

Sara Cobb

Abstract

Drawing on narrative theory, this book defines conflict as a narrative process, examines the politics of narrative violence in conflicts, and offers a critical narrative theory, not only for a new definition of conflict, but also as an ethics for both conflict analysis and conflict intervention. Exemplary case analyses include some of the critical conflicts in world today, such as the Middle East, environmental conflicts, and the immigration wars in the US. The first section of the book entitled The Pragmatics of Narrative in Conflict Processes opens with a discussion of the complexities of na ... More

Keywords: narrative, better-formed stories, natality, conflict, escalation, transformation, marginalization, narrative aesthetics, narrative ethics, critical narrative theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199826209
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826209.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Cobb, author
George Mason University

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