203220

Springer, Dordrecht

2018

141 pages

ISBN 978-3-658-22364-9

Masters of Peace

If the body politic could breathe in the age of the refugee

an embodied philosophy of interconnection

Julia Metzger-Traber

This book posits that the ‘refugee crisis’ may actually be a crisis of identity in a rapidly changing world. It argues that Western conceptions of the individual ‘Self’ shape metaphors of political homes, and thus the geopolitics of belonging and exclusion. Metzger-Traber creatively re-conceives political belonging by perceiving the interconnection of each ‘Self’ through its most immediate home – the breathing body. On an experimental literary journey through her own past and that of Germany, she puts political philosophy inconversation with somatic and spiritual insight to expand notions of ‘Self’ and 'Home'. Then she asks: What ethical imperatives arise? What kinds of homes and homelands would we create if we no longer thought we ended at our skin? ContentsThe Borders of Belonging and the Question of RootsThe Politics of Shaping HomeAn Emergent Ethic: Sensing Response-AbilityA Practice of Paradox: Breathing Life into TheoryAutopoiesis: Co-creating Home in BerlinOpening into the AbyssTarget GroupsLecturers and students of psychology, especially in the field of peacebuilding, reconciliation and conflict transformation, political science, philosophy, social and cultural theory Actors in the fields of Elicitive Conflict Transformation, peace work, political science, political philosophy, expressive arts therapyThe AuthorJulia Metzger-Traber is a peace researcher from the MA program in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. She is engaged in facilitating collaborative public art projects and community restorative justice processes as peace work.

Publication details

Full citation [Harvard style]:

Metzger-Traber, J. (2018). If the body politic could breathe in the age of the refugee: an embodied philosophy of interconnection, Springer, Dordrecht.

Prologue

Metzger-Traber Julia

1-3

Open Access Link
Introduction to the research process

Metzger-Traber Julia

5-25

Open Access Link
The borders of belonging

Metzger-Traber Julia

27-38

Open Access Link
The question of roots

Metzger-Traber Julia

39-52

Open Access Link
The politics of shaping home

Metzger-Traber Julia

53-62

Open Access Link
The body politic

Metzger-Traber Julia

63-82

Open Access Link
An emergent ethic

Metzger-Traber Julia

83-90

Open Access Link
A practice of paradox

Metzger-Traber Julia

91-106

Open Access Link
Autopoeisis

Metzger-Traber Julia

107-128

Open Access Link
(in)conclusions

Metzger-Traber Julia

129-131

Open Access Link

This document is unfortunately not available for download at the moment.