Responding to the Smoke That Calls: Principles of Community-level Interventions for the Prevention of Collective Violence

Responding to the Smoke That Calls: Principles of Community-level Interventions for the Prevention of Collective Violence

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) and the Society, Work and Development Institute (of the University of the Witwatersrand), recently published a report exploring community protests and xenophobic violence in South Africa. The report "The smoke that calls: Insurgent citizenship, collective violence and the struggle for a place in the new South Africa", provides an analysis of eight case studies in an attempt to "probe and understand the repertoires of and meanings of collective violence with a wide-ranging analysis of local associational life, local politics, and class formation". This paper builds on the above-mentioned report to look at ways of intervening at a community-level in order to prevent collective violence.

 

RespondingtotheSmokethatCalls
Monica Bandeira
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Monica Bandeira is a qualified psychologist with extensive experience in research and monitoring and evaluation.

Craig Higson-Smith
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Craig Higson-Smith leads the research department at the Centre for Victims of Torture. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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