Self and other in conflict theory: postcolonial analysis

Addressing the ways in which identities of self and other, and interests of individuals and groups, can be collaboratively rather than conflictually nurtured has been a central preoccupation of the conflict resolution literature. This literature has generated, for example, models of integrative negotiation and transformative mediation to emphasize how parties in conflict can come to … Continue reading Self and other in conflict theory: postcolonial analysis

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Self and other in conflict theory, feminist, and postcolonial analysis

Scholars in conflict resolution and postcolonial writers concur that some of the roots of violent interactions among humans are to be found in social, political, and psychological (gendered) processes of “othering”. For the conflict resolution literature, the distinction between self and other is important in the development of individual and collective consciousness. On the contrary, … Continue reading Self and other in conflict theory, feminist, and postcolonial analysis

“Othering Others” as the Root of Conflict!

Scholars in conflict resolution and postcolonial writers concur that some of the roots of violent interactions among humans are to be found in social, political, and psychological (gendered) processes of “othering”. For the conflict resolution literature, the distinction between self and other is important in the development of individual and collective consciousness. On the contrary, … Continue reading “Othering Others” as the Root of Conflict!

JUSTPEACEthrough Feminist Epistemology: Emancipatory Politics through Feminist Practice

A feminist-driven understanding of practice provides us with tools for pursuing emancipatory, rather than oppressive politics. It does so by enabling us to do the following: expose silences and bring our attention to marginalized voices; use self-reflexivity to critically examine our assumptions, “truths,” or possibly oppressive practices, and listen empathetically to others while putting our … Continue reading JUSTPEACEthrough Feminist Epistemology: Emancipatory Politics through Feminist Practice

JUST PEACE through Feminist Epistemology: Inclusive Borders without Inclusive Boots

Creating just peace and other common goods that are common in both appearance and substance requires a thick, rather than thin, form of inclusion. In particular, substantive inclusion defines common goods deeply by seeking, valuing, and integrating diverse viewpoints (ensuring inclusive “roots”); this goes beyond the seductive alternative which merely extends narrowly defined goods to … Continue reading JUST PEACE through Feminist Epistemology: Inclusive Borders without Inclusive Boots

Maternal Thinkingas Peace Epistemology

Maternal Thinking is a practice rooted in the experience of mothers as people (generally, but not necessarily, women) who do the work of caring for their children. Mothering is an intentional practice with the goals of preserving life, fostering growth, and training children to participate effectively in their families and societies. This, in fact, is … Continue reading Maternal Thinkingas Peace Epistemology

10_ዓመት_ሕገ_መንግስት_አክብሩ_ያለ_ለ10ዓመት_አክብር_ሲባል!!!

የእኔ እና ኢህአዴግ ስምምነታችን በመርህ ደረጃ ነው። ዋስትናችን የሆነው ሕገ-መንግስት እንኳ የመርሆች ስብስብ ነው። ከ1987 እስከ 1997ዓ.ም ድረስ የነበረው ፖለቲካ "በመርህ” ደረጃ አለመስማማት ነበር። ለ10 ኢህአዴግ "ሕገ-መንግስት አክብሩ” ይል ነበር! ። ከ1997 እስከ 2007 ዓ.ም ግን ከሞላ-ጎደል በህግና መመሪያዎች ላይ ሆነ እና ኢህአዴግ በተራው ለ10 ዓመታት "ሕገ-መንግስት አክብር” ተብሎ ቢለመን የሚሰማ አይመስልም። ህግና መመሪያዎች ሲወጡና … Continue reading 10_ዓመት_ሕገ_መንግስት_አክብሩ_ያለ_ለ10ዓመት_አክብር_ሲባል!!!

The #Tyrant_Freedom_Catcher is in the Room! By Michael Kebede

Its face is monstorous. We all notice it. We see it as it stares back, deformed, slobbering. Yet somehow we manage to speak of it as if it isn't there. It's suffocating in its prescence, so we whisper our sentences petrified it will hear. We cloak our meanings in euphemisms not to rouse the invisible … Continue reading The #Tyrant_Freedom_Catcher is in the Room! By Michael Kebede

Ethiopia detains online activists by Daniel Berhane

Ethiopian government has detained several opposition activists and bloggers, according to sources close the detainees. The list of detainees reportedly includes a group of opposition bloggers who collectively blog under the name Zone Nine and another freelancer journalist – all Ethiopian citizens. According to the information available so far, bloggers and social media activists Atnaf … Continue reading Ethiopia detains online activists by Daniel Berhane

5. Literacy and Objectivism: Ignoring the Communal Context of Knowledge.

In terms of the consequences of literacy, this is to some extent another example of the general decontextualization of knowledge that can take place. But literacy does have additional effects that can much more specifically result in highly individualistic orientations and self-understandings. To give just one example, the breaking of the word’s connection with other … Continue reading 5. Literacy and Objectivism: Ignoring the Communal Context of Knowledge.