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  • Militant Buddhism, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Politics in Sri Lanka

    A Talk on Militant Buddhism, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Politics in Sri Lanka “The Politics and the Anti-politics of the Bodu Bala Sena in Sri Lanka” A Talk by Tudor Silva Senior Professor of Sociology University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 4:30 Thursday October 30 2014 Bond Memorial Hall Swarthmore College Professor Silva’s talk will focus…

  • Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict course aligns with visiting mural artist residency

    Drop-add has begun, and spots are available in Professor Lee Smithey’s course, Transforming Intractable Conflict (SOCI 025B).  This course is registered in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology but can also be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. How can long-term deadly conflicts between groups with opposing ethnic identities change in ways…

  • Identity Formation in Nonviolent Struggle

    Professor Smithey has contributed a chapter on “Identity Formation in Nonviolent Struggle” to a new book edited by Maciej Bartkowski, Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles. (Lynne Rienner Publishers) Smithey’s chapter serves as a theoretical primer on the social movement literature on collective identities and the under-explored connections with strategic action.  Other chapters cover…