La comunicación en tiempos de violencia políticael caso vasco

  1. Zallo Elguezábal, Ramón 1
  1. 1 Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
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    Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea

    Lejona, España

    ROR https://ror.org/000xsnr85

Journal:
CIC: Cuadernos de información y comunicación

ISSN: 1135-7991 1988-4001

Year of publication: 2023

Issue Title: Monograph: Communication and peace: a tribute to Johan Galtung

Issue: 28

Pages: 117-140

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5209/CIYC.89172 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Abstract

From Vietnam to Iraq and then to Ukraine, there has been a paradigm shift away from information and towards the trenches. For some types of conflict, cultural violence, including communicative violence, may not simply legitimise other forms of violence - in contrast to what Galtung points out - but may be nodal, as befits the performative power of defensive identities. Cultural identities may not be expressions of structural violence or of political and military violence, but rather drivers or the very origin of conflicts that turn into violence with economic, political or structural consequences. Based on this framework, the paper provides a systematic analysis of the communicative treatment of the Basque conflict over five decades, through five stages, highlighting the failure of this communicative model to reorientate the social pulse.