Organized violence—war, armed revolt, genocide, lynching, targeted killings, torture, routine discrimination, terrorism, trauma, and suffering—is a daily reality for some, while for others it is a sound bite or a news clip seen in passing and easily forgotten. Rigorous scholarly research of the social and cultural conditions of organized violence, its genesis, dynamic, and impact, is fundamental to addressing questions of local and global conflict and its impact on the human condition.
Publishing peer-reviewed articles by international scholars, Conflict and Society expands the field of conflict studies by using ethnographic inquiry to establish new fields of research and interdisciplinary collaboration. An opening special section presents general articles devoted to a topic or region followed by a section featuring conceptual debates on key problems in the study of organized violence. Review articles and topical overviews offer navigational assistance across the vast and varied terrain of conflict research, and comprehensive reviews of new books round out each volume. With special attention paid to ongoing debates on the politics and ethics of conflict studies research, including military-academic cooperation, Conflict and Society is an essential forum for scholars, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of anthropology, sociology, political science, and development studies.
Conflict and Society is indexed/abstracted in:
European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers
Editor in Chief
Erella Grassiani, University of Amsterdam
Tessa Diphoorn, Utrecht University
Alexander Horstmann, Tallinn University
Lotte Buch Segal, University of Edinburgh
Atreyee Sen, University of Copenhagen Henrik Vigh, University of Copenhagen
Arjun Appadurai, New York University
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo
Hugh Gusterson, George Mason University
Michael Jackson, Harvard University
Stef Jansen, University of Manchester
Keith Krause, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding
Catherine Lutz, Brown University
Nayanika Mookherjee, Durham University
Yael Navaro-Yashin, University of Cambridge
Iver B. Neumann, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Carolyn Nordstrom, University of Notre Dame
Ton Robben, Utrecht University
Robert Rubinstein, Syracuse University
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