Invitation to Peace Studies

Paperback | June 16, 2015

byHouston Wood

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Invitation to Peace Studies is the first textbook in the field to emphasize 21st-century research and controversies and to encourage the more frequent use of a gender perspective in analyzing peace, war and violence. Recent empirical research forms the core of most chapters, but substantialattention is also given to faith-based ideas, movements, and peace pioneers. The book examines compelling contemporary topics like cyber warfare, drones, robots, digital activism, hactivism, the physiology of peace, rising rates of suicide, and peace through health. It is also unique in its use of asingle coherent perspective - that of a global peace network - to make sense of the historically unprecedented and interconnected web of diverse ideas, individuals, groups, organizations, and movements currently promoting peace across the world.

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Invitation to Peace Studies is the first textbook in the field to emphasize 21st-century research and controversies and to encourage the more frequent use of a gender perspective in analyzing peace, war and violence. Recent empirical research forms the core of most chapters, but substantialattention is also given to faith-based ideas, ...

Houston Wood teaches peace studies at Hawai'i Pacific University. He is the author of Native Features: Indigenous Films from Around the World (2008) and Displacing Natives: The Rhetorical Production of Hawai'i (1999) and the coauthor, with Hugh Mehan, of The Reality of Ethnomethodology (1983).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 7.52 × 0.39 inPublished:June 16, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190217138

ISBN - 13:9780190217136

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Invitations to Peace WorkPart One: The Global Peace Network2. Peace Concepts, Disputes, and Confusions3. Peace Networks: Benefits and Challenges4. Trends in Violence, Terrorism, and War5. Building Gender SecurityPart Two: From Violence to Nonviolence6. Interstate War and Peace7. The Rise of Nonviolence and Human Rights8. Nonviolent Power, Methods, and Strategies9. Religious InfluencesPart Three: Disciplinary Perspectives10. Biological Foundations11. Peace Psychology12. The Sociology of Violence13. Inner and Outer Peace WorkAppendix: Selected Secular Peace OrganizationsGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"Invitation to Peace Studies will prove to be an irresistible invitation in the marketplace of Peace Studies." --Clement E. Adibe, DePaul University