Begoña Aretxaga

2004
ViolenceSAR Press PublicationViolenceCan we understand violence not as evidence of cultural rupture but as a form of cultural expression itself? Ten prominent scholars engage this question across geographies as diverse at their theoretical positions, in cases drawn from fieldwork in Indonesia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South America, Sri Lanka, Spain, and the United States.
2002, April 28–May 2
Advanced SeminarCulture and Conflict: The Poetics of Violent Practice“Culture and Conflict: The Poetics of Violent Practice,” took place April 28-May 2, 2002. Two discussants joined the eight participants whose papers examined violent practice in a range of cultures including those of West Africa, the Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, the Basque region of Spain, and the United States. Neil Whitehead, who chaired the seminar, described the purpose of the seminar as “seeking an understanding of violence as a cultural expression.”
2001
History in PersonSAR Press PublicationHistory in Person: Enduring Struggles, Contentious Practice, Intimate IdentitiesExtended conflict situations in Northern Ireland or South Africa, the local effects of the rise of multinational corporations, and conflicts in workplaces, households, and academic fields are all crucibles for the forging of identities. In this volume, the authors bring their research to bear on enduring struggles and the practices of identity within those struggles. This collection of essays explores the innermost, generative aspects of subjects as social, cultural, and historical beings and raises serious questions about long-term conflicts and sustained identities in the world today.
1995, October 8–12
Advanced SeminarHistory in Person: The Mutual Constitution of Endemic Struggles and Enduring IdentitiesAll over the world there are places where social relations and the persons situated in them are disputed, unsettled, unresolved, "unfinished." This seminar examined the relationships between these enduring social struggles and the identities that are forged in them.


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