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Introduction

welcome & overview I

Wednesday January 5 2011


Lecture 1.5: Introduction

PS 1A03: Introduction to Peace Studies


Dr Colin Salter, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University

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Outline

• Recap
• Music and Peace
• Course assessment

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[recap]

• Negative peace

• Positive peace

• Structural & Cultural


violence

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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...

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‘You can bomb the pieces, but you can’t bomb it into
peace.’

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Give Peace a Chance

John Lennon & Yoko Ono


(1969)

Written at (in)famous ‘bed in’


for peace in Montreal

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Imagine

John Lennon (1971)

‘the greatest song of all time’

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Imagine

Imagine there's no Heaven


It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
John Lennon (1971) Imagine lyrics

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Imagine

You may say that I'm a dreamer


But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon (1971) Imagine lyrics

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Citations & further reading
David P. Barash (1991), Introduction to Peace Studies, California: Wadsworth
Publishing. pp. 5-12 & 25-29.

Erich Fromm (1984), On disobedience and other essays, London: Routledge.


pp. 133-48 (Chapter 10: On the Theory and Strategy of Peace).

Johan Galtung (1969) ‘VIolence, peace and peace research’, Journal of Peace Research,
Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 167-91.

Johan Galtung (1990) ‘Cultural violence’, Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 27, No.  3.
pp. 291-305.

Lisa Schirch (2004) The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding, Good Books.

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Image sources
Peace flag, original source unknown.

Marc Riboud. Jan Rose Kasmir, protest against the Vietnam War outside the Pentagon, Arlington County,
Virginia, Saturday, 21 October 21, 1967 — http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Rose_Kasmir

Elisa Iannacone. As leaders of the G20 nations gathered in Toronto, Canada, protesters took to the streets
[caption]. ‘G20 summit protests in Toronto :Your pictures’, BBC News, 27 June 2010 — http:// www.bbc.co.uk/
news/10427404

‘The U.S. vs. John Lennon’ reproduced from Jürgen Fauth’s Muckworld — http://jurgenfauth.com/2007/02/14/the-
us-vs-john-lennon/

Killagb (2007) Strawberry Fields memorial, Central Park, New York City, Photograph taken 24 July. Image in public
domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StrawberryFieldsJuly2007.JPG

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