New Volume: Conflict and Society - Private Security, Contentious Concepts, and Digital Memories of Peace and Conflict

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Dear Colleague,

In this issue of Conflict and Society, three special sections are featured: Private Security, Contentious Concepts, and Digital Memories of Peace and Conflict. "Ethnographies of private security" are explored, a cross-disciplinary approach to researching contentious concepts is taken up, and the role of the Digital Age in peace and conflict studies is analyzed.

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Volume 3

Private Security

Introduction: Ethnographies of Private Security, Erella Grassiani and Tessa Diphoorn

"Eyes, Ears, and Wheels": Policing Partnerships in Nairobi, Kenya, Francesco Colona and Tessa Diphoorn

Shadow Soldiering: Shifting Constellations and Permeable Boundaries in "Private" Security Contracting, Maya Mynster Christensen

Co-constituting Bodyguarding Practice through Embodied Reflexivity: Methodological Reflections from the Field, Paul Higate

Guarding the Body: Private Security Work in Rio de Janeiro, Erika Robb Larkins

Contentious Concepts

Introduction: The Social Life of Contentious Concepts, Ronald S. Stade

Russia's Return as True Europe, 1991-2017, Iver B. Neumann

Creative Intelligence and the Cold War: US Military Investments in the Concept of Creativity, 1945-1965, Bregje F. Van Eekelen

The Social Life of Fighting Words: The Case of Political Correctness, Ronald S. Stade

Digital Memories of Peace and Conflict

Introduction: The Digital Age Opens Up New Terrains for Peace and Conflict Research, Josepha Ivanka Wessels

Along the Lines of the Occupation: Playing at Diminished Reality in East Jerusalem, Fabio Cristiano and Emilio Distretti

Recapturing the Lost: Digitalized Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War, Ane Marie Ørbø Kirkegaard

Space of Hope for Lebanon's Missing: Promoting Transitional Justice through a Digital Memorial, Erik Van Ommering and Reem el Soussi

General Articles

Military Violence in Its Own Right: The Microsocial Foundations of Physical Military Violence in Noncombat Situations, Nir Gazit and Eyal Ben-Ari

The Many Faces of the State: Living in Peace and Conflict in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh, Nasir Uddin and Eva Gerharz

Palestine: A Protracted Peacebuilding Process, Emile Badarin

Book Reviews

Matthew Carey, Ida Sølvhøj-Nielsen, Eve Monique Zucker, Younes Saramifar and Louis Frankenthaler

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