Looking for a new thorough and scholarly book on nonviolence? Check out this new publication from Equinox Publishers.
Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation: New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories
Edited by Heather Eaton and Lauren Michelle Levesque
“Provides an invaluable contribution in making the case for a better world and a nonviolent future. By drawing together thinkers and doers across a wide range of disciplines, Heather Eaton and Lauren Michelle Levesque have created a solid analysis for social change.”
—Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party Canada
“Nonviolence is the most important – and most neglected – path forward for humanity, and this breathtaking new collection offers many new insights into the way of nonviolence for our troubled world.”
– John Dear, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service
Nonviolence is emerging as a topic of great interest in activist, academic and community settings. In particular, nonviolence is being recognized as a necessary component of constructive and sustainable social change. This book considers nonviolence in relationship to specific social, political, ecological and spiritual issues. Through case studies and examinations of social resistance, gender, the arts, and education, it provides specialists and non-specialists with a solid introduction to the importance and relevance of nonviolence in various contexts.
Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation is organized into five sections. The first section is a set of essays on various historical and contemporary perspectives on nonviolence. The second section consists of essays on philosophical and theoretical explorations of the topic. The third and fourth sections expand the scope of nonviolence into the areas of thought and action, including Indigenous resistance, student protests, human trafficking, intimate partner violence and ecological issues. The final section takes nonviolence into the study of wonder, music, education and hope. The book will be useful to anyone working in the theories and practices of social change.
-Current Trends and New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories
-Part I Historical Perspectives
-Part II Philosophical and Theoretical Considerations
-Part III Nonviolence and Social Resistance
-Part IV Nonviolence and Egocological Concerns
Heather Eaton is a Full Professor in the Conflict Studies Program at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. Lauren Michelle Levesque is a sessional Lecturer at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.