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    DescriptionInventing Peace revolves around the question of how we look at the world, but do not see it when there is so much war, injustice, suffering and violence. What are the ethical and moral consequences of looking, but not seeing, and, most of all, what has become of the notion of peace in all this? In the form of a written dialogue, Wim Wenders and Mary Zournazi consider this question as one of the fundamental issues of our times as well as the need to reinvent a visual and moral language for peace. Inspired by various cinematic, philosophical, literary and artistic examples, Wenders and Zournazi reflect on the need for a change of perception in the everyday as well as in the creation of images. In its unique style and method, Inventing Peace demonstrates an approach to peace through sacred, ethical and spiritual means, to provide an alternative to the inhumanity of war and violence. Their book might help to make peace visible and tangible in new and unforeseen ways.


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    Title
    Inventing Peace
    Subtitle
    A Dialogue on Perception
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wim Wenders, By (author) Mary Zournazi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781780766935
    ISBN 10: 1780766939
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HPK
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25290
    DC22: 172.42
    BISAC V2.8: PHI034000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL034000
    DC23: 121.34
    Thema V1.0: QDTK
    LC classification: B105.P4 W46 2013
    Illustrations note
    18 colour integrated
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Wim Wenders is a German film director, photographer, playwright and writer. His internationally renowned films include Alice in the Cities, False Move, Kings of the Road, Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Until the End of the World, Faraway, So Close, The End of Violence, Buena Vista Social Club, Palermo Shooting, Land of Plenty and many others. His groundbreaking 3D film PINA was nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Documentary in 2012. Wenders is President of the European Film Academy. He teaches film as a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Mary Zournazi is an Australian writer and philosopher. She teaches in the sociology program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is the author of several books, including Hope - New Philosophies for Change (Routledge, 2003), and Keywords to War A-- - Reviving Language in an Age of Terror (Scribe, 2007). Keywords to War was made into a radio documentary for ABC Radio National in Australia, and it was nominated for the Australian UN Media Peace Prize in 2008.
    Review quote
    'Reading this book brings a sense of enormous privilege- the privilege of overhearing a conversation between two voices of profound seriousness and imagination'. Rowan Williams
    Table of contents
    A Prelude to Looking at Peace Meetings - Conversations on War and Peace Inventing Peace Enduring Images Imagining the Real Which Future of Seeing? A Postcard from Joshua Tree Postcript- Do Men Fuck It Up?! Notes Bibliography Select Filmography Acknowledgements