Living Nonviolently : Language for Resisting Violence
Living Nonviolently: Language for Resisting Violence proposes distinctions of language that effectively address issues of force, power, aggressiveness, violence and war. No other book provides such a consistent language for living nonviolently through examples drawn from nonhuman animals, human infancy, personal transactions, domestic politics, and international conflicts.
- Hardback | 218 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
- 31 Mar 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction. Language for Nonviolent Living Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Force of Nature and the Nature of Force Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Possibility of Power and the Power of Possibility Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Nonviolent Life: Aggressive and Deceptive Chapter 5 Chapter 4. War as a Metaphor and War's Own Metaphor Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Is Religion Violent? Are Religions Violent? Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Education toward Nonviolent Living
Moran's clarifying discussions of so much that concerns us and how we relate in today's world-'nature' and what is 'natural,' 'aggression,' 'lying' and 'deceit,' transparency and the constraints of 'the right to know'-uncover questions that both awaken readers to the possibilities of a revitalized language and revitalize efforts to live nonviolently. Parents, families, diverse communities, members of the body politic, educators all, will find much to savour in Living Nonviolently. -- Margaret Woodward, independent researcher and writer, Melbourne Gabriel Moran's scholarly work Living Nonviolently: Language for Resisting Violence rethinks how we speak about violence in our everyday life-such as the "war" on poverty-to illuminate a new way of being. Recommended for religious and secular educators, fans of political philosophy an peace studies, or anyone interested in living nonviolently. Sojourners
About Gabriel Moran
Gabriel Moran is professor emeritus of educational philosophy at New York University. Among other books, he is author of Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History, Reshaping Religious Education, and A Grammar of Responsibility.