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Young People and Everyday Peace, Exclusion, Insecurity and Peacebuilding in Colombia, Helen Berents

Summary
"Young People and Everyday Peace is grounded in the stories of young people who live in Los Altos de Cazucá, an informal peri-urban community in Soacha, to the south of Colombias capital Bogotá. The occupants of this community have fled the armed conflict and exist in a state of marginalisation and social exclusion amongst ongoing violences conducted by armed gangs and government forces. Young people negotiate these complexities and offer pointed critiques of national politics as well as grounded aspirations for the future. Colombias protracted conflict and its effects on the population raise many questions about how we think about peacebuilding in and with communities of conflict-affected people.?Building on contemporary debates in International Relations about post-liberal, everyday peace, Helen Berents draws on feminist International Relations and embodiment theory to pay meaningful attention to those on the margins. She conceptualises a notion of embodied-everyday-peace-amidst-violence to recognise the presence and voice of young people as stakeholders in everyday efforts to respond to violence and insecurity. In doing so, Berents argues for and engages a more complex understanding of the everyday, stemming from the embodied experiences of those centrally present in conflicts. Taking young peoples lives and narratives seriously recognises the difficulties of protracted conflict, but finds potential to build a notion of an embodied everyday amidst violence, where a complex and fraught peace can be found. Young People and Everyday Peace will be of interest to scholars of Latin American Studies, International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies."--Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Embodied everyday peace amidst violence -- Half a century of struggles for peace -- Space, power, and terrains of insecurity -- Embodied everyday violences -- Resilience and resistance -- Notions of everyday peace
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (199 pages).
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781351368209

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