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Gail Coulas

Week 1 Negative peace  Defines peace by the absence of war  Most common understanding of what peace means  Absence of violence Positive peace  Grey area between negative and positive peace  As long as there are wars we cannot have positive peace Structural and cultural violence  Indirect forms of violence  Not always visible  Built within the institutions of our society  Not seen  Cultural- a way in which we justify structural violence, known or subconsciously Music & Peace  The UNESCO-endorsed “new songs for peace” project is intended to encourage people to think about peace, talk about peace and write a new song… peace building exercise.  www.powertothepeaceful.com  Large conception of peace not just for humans but “bio-centric” – benefit for all species  “ You can bomb the pieces, but you can’t bomb into peace” – AUTHOR SONGS  Give peace a chance- John Lennon & Yoko Ono (1969)- recorded in Montréal (queen Elizabeth hotel)  Imagine- John Lennon (1971) o Greatest song of all time o Imagine there’s no heaven, its easy if you try, no hell below us, above us only ski, imagine all the people, living for today  Anti religious? ?  Looking at the world in a different way  Positivity o You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one, I hope some day you’ll join us, and the world will live as one.  Getting rid of war  Popularity of song indicates many people want peace Week 2/3 – Interpersonal Contact Rabbit-Proof Fence by Philip Noyce 2002  How native people are treated in Australia, which is very different from the white people  “Dark chapter” in Australian history  Paternalism-the policy or practice on the part of people in positions of authority of restricting the freedom and responsibilities of those subordinate to them in the subordinates' supposed best interest  Racism  Cultural and structural violence  Aboriginal children were taken from their par
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