Building Peace in America - Emily Sample

Building Peace in America

Emily Sample (Redaktør) ; Douglas Irvin-Erickson (Redaktør)

Over the last few years, public discourse and a number of events reveal the escalation of a pernicious "us-versus-them" ideology in the U.S., in which calls to restore America's greatness are increasingly accompanied by language dehumanizing minority groups, including racial, religious and ethnic groups as well as immigrant communities. Les mer
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Over the last few years, public discourse and a number of events reveal the escalation of a pernicious "us-versus-them" ideology in the U.S., in which calls to restore America's greatness are increasingly accompanied by language dehumanizing minority groups, including racial, religious and ethnic groups as well as immigrant communities.

The book is motivated by our continued recognition of systems of structural violence and injustice, which are linked to longstanding systems of racism, social marginalization, xenophobia, poverty, and inequality in all forms. These deeply rooted and structural conflicts in the U.S. have no easy solutions, and the destructive nature of today's conflicts in America threaten to impede efforts to build peace, promote justice, and inspire constructive social change. While conditions vary across the country and for different groups, and protests have generally remained peaceful thus far, the possibility of inter-group violence is not the only concern for the peacebuilding community; the violation of the civil and human rights of vulnerable groups, both minority communities as well as the very poor in general, also present serious threats both to American democracy and core conceptions of justice.

The primary objective of this volume is to illustrate an architecture for peace in the United States. The volume represents the first step in such a creation, with the potential for developing policy recommendations that foster pro-social values. We bring together a diverse group of scholars, conflict resolution practitioners, community peacebuilders, civil society leaders and faith leaders who are committed to pro-social change in America. Collectively, we will examine how best to deescalate the destructive public rhetoric, undermine the "us versus them" polarity, and support pro-social voices for positive change. Together, this volume will share experiences and perspectives on America's current situation, develop a vision for how we can collectively respond in our communities, campuses, and congregations, and catalyze future partnerships, collaboration, and action.
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Forlag: Rowman & Littlefield
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781538143803
Format: 23 x 16 cm
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Introduction: Who Builds Peace? Emily Sample

Part 1: Framing our Conversation of Peacebuilding in the United States

Chapter 1: Peacebuilding Begins at Home: A Call to U.S. Peacebuilders, Bridget Moix

Chapter 2: Social Justice as Peacebuilding in Black Churches: Where Do We Go From Here? Beverly Janet Goins

Part 2: Doing Good (?): Dialogue, Difference, and Ethical Practice

Chapter 3: What Can They Be Thinking? Fostering Dialogue Across Divides, Melinda Burrell

Chapter 4: Living Room Conversations: Identity Formation and Democracy, Jessica Shryack, Linda Taylor, Beth Raps, and Joan Blades

Chapter 5: Peacebuilding Programs in the United States: First Do No Harm, Elizabeth Hume

Part 3: Social Spaces and Social Practices of Peacebuilding

Chapter 6: Museum Education and Social Justice in Latinx Communities, Michelle Tovar

Chapter 7: Service for Peace: Working with Students and Youth to Plant the Future, Eddah Mutua

Chapter 8: Environmental In/Justice: Peacebuilding in the Anthropocene, Emily Sample

Part 4: Confronting Direct and Structural Racial Violence: The Paths Forward

Chapter 9: From Heritage Politics to Hate: Neo-Confederate Novels and White Protectionism, Danielle Christmas

Chapter 10: Legacy of Slavery: A New Approach to Reparations, Sarah Federman

Chapter 11: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in Maryland: From Narrative Change to Racial Healing, Charles Chavis, Jr.

Chapter 12: Stop Trying to Fix Policing: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines of Black Liberation, Tony Gaskew

Part 5: In the Spirit of Self Reflection: Discussions on Gender and Nation

Chapter 13: Empowered Women Empower Women: Peacebuilding in the Age of #MeToo, Shelly Clay-Robison, Melinda Burrell, Elizabeth Hume, Deena R. Hurwitz, Emily Sample and Kate E. Temoney

Chapter 14: "We Don't Need No Stinkin' Peacebuilding...": The Paradox of Order in the Shadow of Chaos, Patricia A. Maulden
Doug Irvin-Erickson is Director of the Genocide Prevention Program at George Mason University, School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Emily Sample is the Executive Director of the Genocide Prevention Program at George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.