CPERG Reading Session 

CPERG Reading Session


Wed, Nov 15th, 1 PM - 2 PM UK Time, Online

No registration needed

CPERG Reading Session

This is an opportunity to meet other CPERGers and get deeper into matters of peace education and cultural violence.

When: Wednesday 15th of November, 13-14:00 UK Time

We will be discussing the article by Johan Galtung Cultural Violence.

You can access the article through this link: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-3433%28199008%2927%3A3%3C291%3ACV%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6.

Please email cperg@educ.cam.ac.uk ASAP If you do not have access to the article through your institution.

Do not worry If you do not manage to read the article before the session, below is a short summary:

This article introduces a concept of `cultural violence', and can be seen as a follow-up of the author's introduction of the concept of `structural violence' over 20 years ago (Galtung, 1969). `Cultural violence' is defined here as any aspect of a culture that can be used to legitimize violence in its direct or structural form. Symbolic violence built into a culture does not kill or maim like direct violence or the violence built into the structure. However, it is used to legitimize either or both, as for instance in the theory of a Herrenvolk, or a superior race. The relations between direct, structural and cultural violence are explored, using a violence triangle and a violence strata image, with various types of casual flows. Examples of cultural violence are indicated, using a division of culture into religion and ideology, art and language, and empirical and formal science.

There is no need to register for the event - the Zoom Meeting details are as follows:  

Meeting ID 967 6132 8047

Password 813985

Link  https://zoom.us/j/96761328047?pwd=TFNDUGdMQkQ3OU5ENEJnNktleDh4Zz09

We look forward to seeing you!