Everyday War: The Conflict Over Donbas, Ukraine Book Event with Greta Lynn Uehling
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Through engaging with the lives of ordinary people living in and around the armed conflict over Donbas, Ukraine that began in 2014 Everyday War shows how our conventional understandings of war are incomplete. Bridging political geography, international relations, peace and conflict studies, and anthropology, Greta Lynn Uehling considers where peace can be cultivated at an everyday level.
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About the Book:
Everyday War provides an accessible lens through which to understand what non combatant civilians go through in a country at war. What goes through the mind of a mother who must send her child to school across a minefield or the men who belong to groups of volunteer body collectors? In Ukraine, such questions have been part of the daily calculus of life. Greta Uehling engages with the lives of ordinary people living in and around the armed conflict over Donbas that began in 2014 and shows how conventional understandings of war are incomplete.
In Ukraine, landscapes filled with death and destruction prompted attentiveness to human vulnerabilities and the cultivation of everyday, interpersonal peace. Uehling explores a constellation of social practices where ethics of care were in operation. People were also drawn into the conflict in an everyday form of war that included provisioning fighters with military equipment they purchased themselves, smuggling insulin, and cutting ties to former friends. Each chapter considers a different site where care can produce interpersonal peace or its antipode, everyday war.
Bridging the fields of political geography, international relations, peace and conflict studies, and anthropology, Everyday War considers where peace can be cultivated at an everyday level.
About the Author:
Greta Uehling’s scholarship is broadly concerned with international migration and forced displacement. Major projects have examined the experiences of refugees, asylum seekers, and the internally displaced. Her current project explores the subjective experience of military conflict and forced displacement in Ukraine. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, she
documents how the military conflict reconfigured social worlds that became the site of a different, everyday kind of war.
Prior to teaching in the Program on International and Comparatives Studies, Uehling consulted with a number of international organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the Watson Institute at Brown University.
Uehling holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan. In 2004, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. Her first book is Beyond Memory: The Deportation and Repatriation of the Crimean Tatars. Her forthcoming book is Everyday War:
The Conflict over Donbas, Ukraine. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and the editor of two edited volumes.