Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance

Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance

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by David A. J. Richards
     
 

Masculine codes of honor and dominance often are expressed in acts of violence, including war and terrorism. In Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance, David A.J. Richards examines the lives of five famous men—great leaders and crusaders—who actively resisted violence and presented their causes with more humane alternatives. Richards argues

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Masculine codes of honor and dominance often are expressed in acts of violence, including war and terrorism. In Disarming Manhood: Roots of Ethical Resistance, David A.J. Richards examines the lives of five famous men—great leaders and crusaders—who actively resisted violence and presented their causes with more humane alternatives. Richards argues that Winston Churchill, William Lloyd Garrison, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Leo Tolstoy shared a psychology whose nonviolent roots were deeply influenced by a loving, maternalistic ethos deeply influenced by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. Drawing upon psychology, history, political theory, and literature, Richards threads a connection between these leaders and the maternal figures who profoundly shaped their responses to conflict.

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"David Richards brings a novelist's eye and a psychologist's questions to the lives of men who have notably challenged the linkages between manhood and violence. He traces the roots of their resistance to a close relationship with a loved mother or maternal caretaker, whose ethical voice they carry inside them. This is a book for all mothers of sons—for everyone invested in human survival."—Carol Gilligan, author of In a Different Voice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804010740
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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