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.
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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 is consulting editor at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Rhea A. DuMont, Tom H. Hastings and Emiko Noma
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

Table of Contents


Cynthia Boaz 1



Tom H. Hastings 5


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