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Melanie Hoewer (auth.)'s Crossing Boundaries During Peace and Conflict: Transforming PDF

By Melanie Hoewer (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1137468742

ISBN-13: 9781137468741

ISBN-10: 1349480207

ISBN-13: 9781349480203

The publication takes the reader into the area of girls who develop into actively excited about numerous mobilization techniques within the peace and clash events in Chiapas and in Northern eire. Detailing how ladies move id obstacles in areas of clash, the publication combines conventional and qualitative learn tools in groundbreaking new research.

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That way we are able to create what Xochitl Leyva Solano (2010) calls an “other kind of knowledge” (el conocimiento otro). Guided by the idea of co-labor (Leyva Solano & Speed, 2008), my research design evolves out of my own feminist and activist background and is not only based on the academic aim to reveal changing self-perceptions and positioning of women in peace and conflict processes through the meanings they attribute to those processes, but is also centered on a feminist compromise to actively engage in providing a space for women in peace and conflict processes to making their voices heard.

The first focus group was organized as an active participative discussion with five indigenous women from a rural community;16 the five women identified themselves as active members of the Zapatista Movement. Of the fifteen participants of the second workshop, thirteen were members of peace and human rights organizations and came from indigenous Tseltal communities in the Selva region of Chiapas. One mestiza women’s rights activist from San Cristóbal de las Casas and one mestiza peace activist from Ocosingo participated in the event.

Interviews with seventeen female activists from Northern Ireland were conducted in Belfast and Derry in February and March 2010. In Chiapas, ten interviews took place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, four interviews and one focus group were organized in Ocosingo in the Altos (mountain) region, and another focus group in a small village in the Selva region from June to August 2010. In order to facilitate comparison, the research includes only narratives of women who have been actively involved in social A ddr e s s i ng C om p l e x i t y a n d D i f f e r e nc e 43 mobilization processes against unequal power structures.

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