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This collection brings together top scholars to discuss the significance of violence from a global perspective and the intersections between the global structures of violence and more localized and intimate forms of violence. Activists and academics consider questions such as; are there situations in which violence should be politically supported? Are non-violent or antiwar movements in the US able to effectively respond to violence? Do we need to rethink our understanding of both 'religion' and 'secularism' in light of the current world situation? Have new paradigms been developed in response to violence? The essays in this collection offer inclusive analysis of particular situations and creative alternatives to the omnipresence of violence.
Elizabeth A. Castelli is Assistant Professor of Religion at Barnard College, USA. She is editor / author of several books including Women, Gender, Religion (Palgrave 2001), Martyrdom and Memory, and Sexuality in Antiquity. Janet R. Jakobsen is Director of the Center for Research on Women and is Adjunct Associate Professor at Barnard College, New York, USA. She is the author of Love the Sin and Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference.
Release date NZ
November 24th, 2004
Edited by Elizabeth A. Castelli
Edited by Janet R. Jakobsen
Country of Publication
VIII, 247 p.
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