Conflict Transformation

Essays on Methods of Nonviolence


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About the Book

Seeking to expand the transformative aspect of conflict resolution, the contributors to this edited collection have focused on gathering scholarship from under-represented voices and viewpoints in the field, the emerging discipline. Most mainstream conflict resolution seems to look either at interpersonal conflict or international conflict without much focus on the differing individuals and social structures involved. These peer-reviewed essays add significant findings to those gaps in the literature. The editors and contributors are, perhaps not coincidentally, mostly women and people of color, whose voices are often absent from other collections. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

About the Author(s)

Rhea DuMont works as a professional coach in higher education and is a facilitator with the Insight Development Group, where she supports inmates in restorative justice dialogue centered on accountability and development of nonviolent communication skills. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Tom H. Hastings teaches in the graduate program of Conflict Resolution at Portland State University.

Emiko Noma MSc, is a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon, and is focused on sharing stories of peacebuilding and social justice that are often overlooked.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Rhea A. DuMont, Tom H. Hastings and Emiko Noma
Foreword by Cynthia Boaz
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 20 photos, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7251-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0121-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword—Cynthia Boaz  1

Preface—Tom H. Hastings  5

Introduction—Rhea A. DuMont and Emiko Noma  7

Section I—Nonviolence in Practice

Conflict Transformation Through Nonviolent Resistance—Véronique Dudouet  9

The Activist and the Olive Tree: Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada—Julie M. Norman  34

“If You Use Nonviolence, I Will Respond with Nonviolence”: The 2007 Pattani Protest in Southern Thailand—Janjira Sombatpoonsiri  52

“We Want Freedom!” Nonviolent Conflict to Curb Corruption—Shaazka Beyerle  66

The Roots of Resistance: Victims’ Responses to Genocide—Laura K. Taylor  86

Section II—In from the Margins

Voices from the Diaspora: Reconciliation and Capacity Building in Refugee Communities from the Great Lakes Region of Africa—Barbara Tint, Julie Koehler, Vincent Chirimwami, Marie Abijuru, Sa’eed Mohamed Haji, Djimet Dogo, Carmina Rinker Lass and Mindy Johnston  109

Mainstreaming Feminism in Conflict Resolution—Rhea A. DuMont  126

CHamoru Values Guiding Nonviolence—LisaLinda Natividad  134

Section III—Expanding Identity: The New Conflict Worker

A Paradoxical Identity: From Conflicted to Hybrid—Robert J. Gould  141

The Journey to Conflict Resolver: Peace-Scapes—Patrick T. Hiller and Paloma Ayala Vela  152

Listening as a Practice of Conflict Transformation: Learnings from a Death Penalty Compassionate Listening Project—Rachel H. Cunliffe  167

Violent Worldviews and Self-Projected Use of Violence—Meredith Michaud  180

Parenting for a Better Future—Terri L. Shofner  199

Power in the People: Urgent Transformation Toward Integration—Stephanie Nicole Van Hook  208

Gandhi: The Grandfather of Conflict Transformation—Gail M. Presbey  213

About the Contributors  225

Index  229