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The Resource Producing spoilers : peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age, Joyce Dalsheim

Producing spoilers : peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age, Joyce Dalsheim

Label
Producing spoilers : peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age
Title
Producing spoilers
Title remainder
peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Dalsheim
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Supporters of Hamas and radical religious Israeli settlers seem to serve one purpose in the international peace process: to provide an excuse for its failure. High-level diplomatic negotiators and grassroots peace activists alike blame religious extremists for acting as "spoilers" of rational negotiation, and have often attempted to neutralize, co-opt, or marginalize them. In Producing Spoilers, Joyce Dalsheim explores the problem of stalled peacemaking by viewing spoilers not as the cause, but as a symptom of systemic malfunctions within the concept of the nation-state itself, and the secular constructs of historicism that support it. She argues that spoilers are generated as internal enemies in the course of conflict and used to explain why processes of peace and reconciliation fail. In other words, peacemaking efforts can work to produce enmity. Focusing on the case of Israel and Palestine, Dalsheim shows how processes of conflict resolution, diplomacy, dialogue, education, and social theorizing about liberation, peace, and social justice actually participate in constructing enemies, thus limiting the options for peaceful outcomes. Dalsheim examines the work of politicians and diplomats as well as scholars and grass-roots level peacemakers, drawing on her research and her own experience as an activist for peace. She identifies a number of common techniques and assumptions that help to produce spoilers, among them the constraints of the narrative form and how storytelling is employed in conflict resolution, and the idea of anachronism, which prevents theorists and activists from seeing creative possibilities for peaceful coexistence. Dalsheim also looks at the limits of territorial solutions and the consequences of nationalism-the context in which spoilers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are produced. She contrasts that nationalism with current theorizing on flexible citizenship and diasporic identity. The book culminates by moving beyond national enmity and outside conventional peacemaking to clear a space in which to think about alternative forms of negotiation, exchange, community, and coexistence. --Provided by publishers
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
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Dalsheim, Joyce
Dewey number
303.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.P4
LC item number
D35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism
  • Enemies
  • Religion and politics
  • Religion and politics
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Judaism and politics
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Enemies
  • Judaism and politics
  • Peace-building
  • Peace-building
  • Radicalism
  • Radicalism
  • Religion and politics
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Label
Producing spoilers : peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age, Joyce Dalsheim
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Peace and justice in a secular age -- Matters of recognition -- History, histories, alternative histories, alternatives to history -- Anachronisms and moralities -- Local solutions: collaboration, cooperation, coexistence -- Beyond producing spoilers -- Room at the campfire
Control code
870699268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780199944422
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870699268
Label
Producing spoilers : peacemaking and the production of enmity in a secular age, Joyce Dalsheim
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Peace and justice in a secular age -- Matters of recognition -- History, histories, alternative histories, alternatives to history -- Anachronisms and moralities -- Local solutions: collaboration, cooperation, coexistence -- Beyond producing spoilers -- Room at the campfire
Control code
870699268
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 227 pages
Isbn
9780199944422
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870699268

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