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Erella Grassiani, Alexander Horstmann, Lotte Buch Segal, Ronald Stade, and Henrik Vigh

Violence, defined as the intentional inflicting of injury and damage, seems to always have been a fact of human life. Whether in the shape of raids, ambushes, wars, massacres, genocides, insurgences, terrorism, or gang assaults, socially organized violence, that is, human groups orchestrating and committing violent acts, has been a steady companion of human life through the ages. The human quest to make sense of violence is probably as old as violence itself. Academic conflict research both continues and advances this quest. As long as wars were waged between nations, the research on armed conflicts focused on international relations and great power politics. This paradigm was kept alive even when the asymmetrical warfare of decolonization spread across the world, because by then the frame of analysis was the binary system of the Cold War and regional conflicts were classifi ed as proxy wars. After the end of the Cold War, the academic interest in forms of organized violence other than international conflict became more general in the social sciences, not least in anthropology, a discipline whose long-standing research interest in violent conflict previously had been directed almost exclusively towards “tribal warfare.” But, following their research tradition, anthropologists also began to conduct field studies in contemporary war zones and other violent settings.

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Introduction

The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research

Josepha Ivanka Wessels

-state has ceased to exist after the process of decolonization. Finally, cyberspace offers a context for the deposit of digital memorials for victims and casualties of war from any adversary in a conflict. The three articles of this special section were

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

is blind to the current workings of race and racism among the population. Such “pedagogical amnesia” is not unique to Norway but is currently contested by an increasing number of scholars around the world, who call for the decolonization of knowledge

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Perspectives from the Ground

Colonial Bureaucratic Violence, Identity, and Transitional Justice in Canada

Jaymelee J. Kim

justice and Decolonization in Canada .” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society 5 ( 1 ): 24 – 44 . Menjívar , Cecilia . 2011 . Enduring Violence: Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala . Berkeley : University of California Press . Metz

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Palestine

A Protracted Peacebuilding Process

Emile Badarin

non-Jewish) implicitly holds within its folds seeds of the expulsion and dispossession of the Palestinians. The dire consequences of this framework are still with us today and likely to continue without the decolonization of Israeli-Palestinian power

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Along the Lines of the Occupation

Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem

Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

greater playability, whereas Pokémon are reported to be scarce in peripheries and less popular places. 9 As shown by DAAR’s (Decolonizing Architecture and Art Residency) analysis on the legal-spatial impacts of the Green Line in the West Bank, the question

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Alena Minchenia

. Developmental? ” Journal of Democracy 20 ( 1 ): 5 – 19 . https://doi.org/10.1353/jod.0.0047 Chabot , Sean , and Stellan Vinthagen . 2015 . “ Decolonizing Civil Resistance .” Mobilization: An International Quarterly 20 ( 4 ): 517 – 532

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

Economic Culture of Decolonization . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Hiltermann , Joost R. 2007 . Poisonous Affair: America, Iraq, and the Gassing of Halabja . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Life Lived in Relief

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Space of Hope for Lebanon’s Missing

Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial

Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

, singular views of either collective memory or homogeneous nationhood no longer hold in today’s mobile and dynamic world ( Josias 2011: 95 ). Hence, scholars have argued for a decolonization and democratization of archiving practices, granting nonstate

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Recapturing the Lost

Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War

Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

Rhodesia on 11 November 1965. The Rhodesian Front government led by the Southern Rhodesian prime minister, Ian Douglas Smith, masterminded the UDI as a reaction against British decolonization in Africa ( Evans 2007 ). In this action, he had vital support