Cited by Lee Sonogan
Abstract by Yuval Katz
Peace is often studied as a lull in war or as a way to make war inconceivable. In this study, I explore the ability of digital culture to promote a new understanding of peace as a communication concept. Specifically, I analyze small digital platforms devoted to making people care about peace by encouraging them to play, explore, listen, or participate in a variety of activities. Since war is centered around the occupation of spaces and places, I use time and temporality as a theoretical framework for understanding how these interactive digital platforms construct peace in a way that is meaningful to people. In this investigation of a popular meaning of peace, I argue that the epistemology of peace offers a promise for a better future while its ethics is a commitment to remembering the past. The ontology of peace is a lived experience found in daily practices in the present.
Publication: Social Media + Society (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Pub Date: June 17,2020 Doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120926620
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2056305120926620 (Plenty more sections, figures and references)