The war without bullets: Socio-structural violence from a critical standpoint

Fryer, David and McCormack, Cathy (2011). The war without bullets: Socio-structural violence from a critical standpoint. In: F. H. Eduardo Almeida Acosta, Guillermo Hinojosa Rivero, Oscar Soto Badillo, Gonzalo Inguanzo Arteaga, María Eugenia Sánchez y Díaz de Rivera and Covadonga Cuétara Priede, International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems. Volume I. Special Issue for the 3rd International Conference on Community Psychology. International Conference on Community Psychology (3rd, ICCP, 2010), Puebla, Mexico, (222-232). 3-5 June 2010.

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Author Fryer, David
McCormack, Cathy
Title of paper The war without bullets: Socio-structural violence from a critical standpoint
Translated title of paper La guerra sin balas: Violencia socioestructural desde una perspectiva crítica
Language of Title eng
Conference name International Conference on Community Psychology (3rd, ICCP, 2010)
Translated conference name Conferencia Internacional de Psicología Comunitaria
Conference location Puebla, Mexico
Conference dates 3-5 June 2010
Proceedings title International Community Psychology: Community Approaches to Contemporary Social Problems. Volume I. Special Issue for the 3rd International Conference on Community Psychology
Translated Proceedings Title Psicología Comunitaria Internacional: Aproximaciones Comunitarias a los Problemas Sociales Contemporáneos. Volumen I
Language of Proceedings Title eng
Journal name Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice
Language of Journal Name eng
Place of Publication Puebla, México
Publisher Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9786077901204
6077901202
ISSN 2163-8667
Editor F. H. Eduardo Almeida Acosta
Guillermo Hinojosa Rivero
Oscar Soto Badillo
Gonzalo Inguanzo Arteaga
María Eugenia Sánchez y Díaz de Rivera
Covadonga Cuétara Priede
Volume 3
Issue 1
Start page 222
End page 232
Total pages 11
Collection year 2012
Language eng
spa
Formatted Abstract/Summary
For over a quarter of a century David and Cathy have worked in separate, parallel but mutually supportive and stimulating ways, as community psychologist and community activist respectively, to collaboratively understand and contest socio-structural violence. Each has focused in different but critically complementary ways on interconnections between poverty, inequality, unemployment and psycho-social destruction. As a community activist, drawing on her experience of popular education and radical politics, Cathy characterised what was constituted by these interconnections as manifestations of “Wars Without Bullets” waged remorselessly against structurally oppressed people, and to promote conscientization through popular education, theatre of the oppressed, film making, radical politics and accessible writing. As a community psychologist, drawing upon critical scholarship and radical praxis, David tried to develop the notion of a “War Without Bullets” in ways which would give it legitimacy within the rhetorical discursive practices of the establishment yet critically refuse individualism, psychologism and essentialism. Both sought to deploy the notion of the “War Without Bullets” for progressive change. In this presentation, the discursive frame of reference of the “War Without Bullets” will be explicated, developed and critiqued. In doing so some advantages of long term collaboration between community activism and community psychology for effective thinking and action will be explored and debated.

Por más de un cuarto de siglo David y Cathy han trabajado en formas separadas, paralelas, pero mutuamente respaldantes y estimulantes, como psicólogo comunitario el uno y como activista comunitaria la otra, buscando entender y enfrentar colaborativamente violencia sociestructural. Cada uno ha enfocado en formas diferentes pero críticamente complementarias las interconexiones entre pobreza, desigualdad, desempleo y destrucción psicosocial. Como activista comunitaria, extrayendo de su experiencia en educación popular y política radical, Cathy ha caracterizado lo que constituyen estas interconexiones como manifestaciones de “Guerras Sin Balas” realizada sin remordimiento contra gente estructuralmente oprimida. Ella ha buscado promover concientización a través de educación popular, teatro del oprimido, creación de películas, política radical y facilitación de la capacidad de escribir. Como psicólogo comunitario, por medio de posturas académicas críticas y de praxis radical, David ha tratado de desarrollar la noción de “Guerra Sin Balas” en forma que le otorgue legitimidad dentro de las prácticas discursivas retóricas del mundo académico reconocido y a la vez rehusando críticamente el individualismo, el psicologismo y el esencialismo. Ambos han buscado expandir la noción de “Guerra Sin Balas” para lograr un cambio social progresivo. En este capítulo será explicado, desarrollado y criticado el marco discursivo de referencia del concepto “Guerra Sin Balas”. En este proceso se explorarán y debatirán algunas ventajas de largo alcance de la colaboración entre activismo comunitario y psicología comunitaria en cuanto a pensamiento y acción efectivos.
Keyword Community activism
Community psychology
War without bullets
Popular education
Critical academics
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Abstract only in Spanish.

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