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Serbia, fell into violent chaos. In Croatia alone, 200,000 persons sought refuge, fleeing persecutions in other adjacent republics, 350,000 became internally displaced, and 20,000 were killed (Woodward, 1995). Scholars have contributed significantly to our understanding of ethnic violence (e.g., Brubaker

In: Journal of Cognition and Culture

prelude to this major focus, language related roles in ethnic violence are presented, which also help to justify using linguistic measures to prevent violent ethnic conflicts. The research is centred on Nigeria’s Middle-Belt region, a robustly diverse multilingual area, which has in the last two decades

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Author: Harris

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An ethnography of a particular locality within London - Euston - provides the basis for an analysis of the complex causes behind conflict between groups from 1991 to 1995. The groups consist of teenage boys drawn from various 'races' of popular discourse and I shall investigate the alliances and antagonisms which these boys believe to be linked to ethnic difference. The key institutional centres for inter-group conflict are the school, youth club and the street and my analysis examines the instances of violence which take place in those contexts principally between Bangladeshis and others. I conclude that the violence described is less important than drug abuse and the long-term effects of unemployment. The major problem concerning inter-ethnic violence are the stereotypical reactions by both local people and outsiders, i.e. the media and anti-racists.

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

9 Joseph G. Bock and Clark McCauley A CALL TO LATERAL MISSION: Mobilizing Religious Authority Against Ethnic Violence* Introduction The needs of a particular place and time have called forth many different approaches to mission, including evangelization, re-evangelization, new- evangelization

In: Mission Studies

113 Michael W. Payne "IDENTITY" AND GLOBAL ETHNIC VIOLENCE: A Theological-Missiological Reflection* Introduction In a footnote found in an article of Wilbert Shenk's entitled . "Christian Mission and the Coming 'Clash of Civilizations"' (Shenk 2000: 291-304), Shenk notes that in light of the

In: Mission Studies
Author: Tertilt

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This paper analyses the relationship between ethnic violence and the social position of those belonging to a Turkish street gang in Frankfurt. The relationship is examined through a discussion of the cultural values which inform the gang's thefts of leather jackets worn by young Germans and the explanations provided by the gang members for their aggressive acts. Their violence is a response to the segregation, degradation and humiliation which these young Turks experience as 'foreigners' in Germany. Their rationalisations can be understood as attempts to justify their violence and to ignore the viewpoints of their victims.

In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights

respondents had seen times when Christians supported their tribe or clan in ethnic violence instead of following their Christian convictions. All agreed that it was a major problem and several respondents produced examples of when they had seen this happen. “Many are times when people, even Christians, give

In: Mission Studies
In: Christian Faith and Violence 1
In: Christian Faith and Violence 2
In the last years we have witnessed, predominantly within Europe, a dramatic upsurge in xenophobic attitudes and ethnic violence. This book analyses most European countries as far as the feeling for, the treatment of, and the action against foreigners is concerned and describes various aspects of the complexity and variation of the xenophobia theme.
The economic recession, uncertainty about the future of granted values and institutions (like the EU, NATO, and OSCE) has brought xenophobia back to the forefront of the European agenda. This book is the product of an initiative by researchers at the European University Institute in Florence, and takes advantage of both the sophisticated research undertaken at and the multi-national composition of the Institute: all co-authors describe their own country, all have several years of experience as social scientists working on dissertations and in projects of related interest, and (nearly) all of them are EUI members or alumni.