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- DescriptionBreathing: Violence In, Peace Out investigates the long-term impact of transgenerational trauma and of personal and collective experiences with war and other acts of collective violence. It also looks at the possibilities for the emergence of more peaceful futures, including the individual and social practices necessary to bring them about. It explores the links between personal histories and world events and helps us to understand life's dualities: violence and peace, self and other, safety and threat, stability and change, oppressing and freeing, past and future. The text moves between two voices, as Milojevic journeys between the personal ('breathing in'), which describes her family's experience with violence, while the second academic voice ('breathing out') tries to make sense of it. The rhythm created in the text by inhaling and exhaling is used as a device to reflect t only what we take from the world but also what we give back to it. Milojevic asks: Can we go back and function in a 'rmal way' after the massive trauma that all wars and situations of life-threatening violence inevitably bring with them? And what happens to the people who are impacted by them, once these events are over? Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out is an inquiry into alternative futures as Milojevic explores a range of possibilities, both for each of us personally, and for the world.
- Author BiographyIvana Milojevic is a researcher and writer with an extensive background in sociology, gender, peace, and future studies. She coordinates peace studies at University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and is the author, coauthor, and coeditor of several books, including Alternative Futures of Education: Dominant and Contesting Visions, The Futures of Education: Pedagogies for an Emergent World, Moving Forward: Teachers and Students Against Racism, and Neohumanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect.
- Author(s)Ivana Milojevic
- PublisherUniversity of Queensland Press
- Date of Publication21/08/2013
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleNew Approaches to Peace and Conflict
- Place of PublicationSt Lucia
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintUniversity of Queensland Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight440 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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