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Contesting patriotism : culture, power, and strategy in the peace movement

Author: Lynne M Woehrle; Patrick G Coy; Gregory M Maney
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
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"Contesting Patriotism engages cutting-edge theories in social movements research to understand the ways that activists promote peace through their words. Concepts of culture, power, strategy, and identity are used to explain how movement organizations and activists contribute to social change. The diversity of organizations and conflicts studied make this book a unique and important contribution to peacebuilding  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne M Woehrle; Patrick G Coy; Gregory M Maney
ISBN: 9780742564473 0742564479 9780742565722 0742565726 9780742564480 0742564487
OCLC Number: 229021717
Description: ix, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Peace discourses in a war culture. Creating oppositional knowledge and promoting an active democracy --
To harness or to challenge hegemony? Peace movements at a cultural crossroads --
Reconstructing patriotism --
Part II: Contesting emotions and identities in war and peace. Capturing hearts and minds: emotions and peace appeals --
Gods of war, gods of peace --
Mobilizing the margins: race, class, gender, and religion --
Part III. The changing present and an uncertain future. Real solutions for a safer world --
Going global? Discourses beyond the state --
Peace movement discourses: unraveling hegemony, spinning new threads.
Responsibility: Lynne M. Woehrle, Patrick G. Coy, and Gregory M. Maney.
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"Contesting Patriotism engages cutting-edge theories in social movements research to understand the ways that activists promote peace through their words. Concepts of culture, power, strategy, and identity are used to explain how movement organizations and activists contribute to social change. The diversity of organizations and conflicts studied make this book a unique and important contribution to peacebuilding and to social movements scholarship."--Jacket.

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