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By Colin Flint, Scott Kirsch

Reconstruction - the rebuilding of kingdom, economic climate, tradition and society within the wake of struggle - is a strong suggestion, and a profoundly transformative one. From the refashioning of latest landscapes in bombed-out towns and cities to the reframing of nationwide identities to house replaced ancient narratives, the time period has develop into synonymous with notions of 'post-conflict' society; it attracts a lot of its rhetorical energy from the neat demarcation, either spatially and temporally, among warfare and peace.

The truth is much extra advanced. right here, reconstruction is pointed out as a strategy of clash and of militarized energy, no longer whatever that sincerely demarcates a post-war interval of peace. Kirsch and Flint assemble an across the world diversified diversity of stories by means of prime students to envision how classes of battle and other kinds of political violence were justified as strategies of useful and legitimate reconstruction in addition to the position of struggle in catalyzing the development of recent political associations and destroying previous regimes.

Challenging the fake dichotomy among warfare and peace, this ebook explores as a substitute the ways in which warfare and peace are at the same time constituted within the construction of traditionally particular geographies and geographical knowledges.

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