Anthropology: Implications for Peace

Monday 4 April 2022

Souillac, G., Fry, D.P. 2016. In: Richmond, O.P., Pogodda, S., Ramović, J. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Disciplinary and Regional Approaches to Peace. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

This chapter provides an introduction and critical analysis of the way anthropological research illustrates peaceful societies, which can be utilised to remove the western narrative that war is a necessity. The main arguments surround the idea that humans are not innately violent, that all of society holds the potential to be peaceful, and that anthropological works and techniques should be applied in peacebuilding initiatives

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