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A Poetics of Reconciliation: The Aesthetic Mediation of Conflict

Cohen, Cynthia E
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Dissertation submitted to the University of New Hampshire in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Reading and Writing Instruction. Downloaded 14 May 2003.

This dissertation, a philosophical inquiry into the significance of the aesthetic domain for reconciliation, addresses the following question: What is the nature of reconciliation, and what is the nature of the aesthetic domain, that aesthetic forms and processes should be uniquely well-suited to the educational tasks and challenges inherent in the work of reconciliation? The question is answered through the methods of conceptual analysis, with examples from the author’s practice of conflict resolution, oral history and cultural work. (author’s abstract)


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