Moral Voices: Liminality and Communitas among Peace and Justice Workers in Minnesota

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Moral Voices: Liminality and Communitas among Peace and Justice Workers in Minnesota

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Title: Moral Voices: Liminality and Communitas among Peace and Justice Workers in Minnesota
Author: Stuewe, Allison Taylor
Advisor: Ghannam, Farha N.
Department: Swarthmore College. Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: Drawing on the work of Victor Turner, especially the overlapping and related concepts of ritual, liminality, communitas, and social drama, this thesis argues that the group of peace activists I worked with in the Twin Cities area is engaged in two projects at the same time. On the one hand, the group is concerned with constituting and reconstituting itself and thereby sustaining and reproducing a group of individuals whose relationships are mediated by the values they hold to be ideal: peace, justice, equality, moral engagement, sensitivity, and thoughtfulness. On the other hand, this group actively works to persuade others to change their views, educate them about their interpretation of reality, and negotiate with them their chosen methods for creating desirable social changes.
Subject: Turner, Victor
Subject: Political activists -- United States -- Minneapolis Metropolitan area (Minn.)
Subject: Liminality -- Social aspects
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Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8408

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Stuewe, Allison Taylor. "Moral Voices: Liminality and Communitas among Peace and Justice Workers in Minnesota". 2012. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/8408.

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