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Critical peace and conflict scholars argue that to understand fully conflict dynamics and possibilities for peace research should incorporate ‘the local’. Yet this important conceptual shift is bound by western concepts, while empirical explorations of ‘the local’ privilege outside experts over mechanisms for inclusion. This article explores how an epistemology drawing on feminist approaches to conflict analysis can help to redirect the focus from expert to experiential knowledge, thereby also demonstrating the limits of expert knowledge production on ‘the local’. In order to illustrate our arguments and suggest concrete methods of putting them into research practice, we draw on experiences of the ‘Raising Silent Voices’ project in Myanmar, which relied on feminist and arts-based methods to explore the experiential knowledge of ordinary people living amidst violent conflict in Rakhine and Kachin states.
|Number of pages||16|
|Early online date||08 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 08 Apr 2019|
- violent conflict
- local knowledge
- experiential knowledge
- conflict analysis
- arts-based methods
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Berit Bliesemann de Guevara
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics - Personal Chair
Person: Teaching And Research
- 1 Finished
Raising silent voices: harnessing local knowledge for communities' protection from violence in Myanmar
Bliesemann de Guevara, B., Julian, R. & Furnari, E.
Arts and Humanities Research Council
01 Jun 2016 → 30 Nov 2017
Project: Externally funded research