Perspectives on Nonviolence / Edition 1

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Papers presented to a symposium on nonviolence at the University of Wisconsin, October 1988. The 30 papers discuss empirical studies by psychologists, conceptual issues, historical and political perspectives, and methodology and applications. The keynote address is by Kenneth Boulding. The text is in wretched dot matrix, which is not conducive to nonviolent attitudes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387970967
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/22/1989
  • Series: Recent Research in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I—Keynote Address.- 1. The Role of Organized Nonviolence in Achieving Stable Peace.- Section II—Psychological and Sociological Perspectives.- 2. Explorations in the Nonviolent Personality.- 3. T.A.T. Responses of Some Nonviolent Individuals.- 4. Attributions of Cause, Responsibility and Blame Among Violent and Nonviolent Individuals.- 5. Nonviolence, Attribution of Intentionality and Dogmatism.- 6. Power, Personality, and the Dialectics of Nonviolence.- 7. Mohandas K. Gandhi: Nonviolence, Principles, and the Chamber-Pots.- 8. Dimensions of Moral Development Among Nonviolent Individuals.- 9. Psychology Ought to Honor the Paradoxical: The Power of Weakness.- 10. Toward a Methodology for Nonviolence.- 11. The Nuclear Age Persona: From Coping to Nonviolent Change.- 12. Evaluation Research of Nonviolent Action.- 13. “Killing the Messenger”: Public Perceptions of Nonviolent Protest.- Section III—Philosophical Perspective.- 14. Nonviolence as New Science.- 15. Seven Forms of Nonviolence for Peace Research: A Conceptual Framework.- 16. The Limits of Nonviolence.- 17. The Paradoxes of Violence, Moral Violence, and Nonviolence.- 18. Ecological Nonviolence and the Hindu Tradition.- 19. Opposition to Violence: A Jewish Perspective.- 20. A Comparison of the Ethical Principles of Selected Old Testament Prophets and Gandhi.- Section IV—Social Work Perspective.- 21. Social Work Values, Nonviolence, Peace and Development.- 22. Toward a Nonviolent Reconceptualization of Intergenerational Conflict.- 23. Material Simplicity and Nonviolence.- 24. A New Way of Thinking: The Essentials of Nonviolent Living.- 25. The Idea of a Center for Global Nonviolence.- 26. Alternatives to Violence: An Educational Approach.- 27. Peace Education—A Response to Violence in Detroit.- Section V—Political and Historical Perspectives.- 28. Transnational Citizen Cooperation as Nonviolent Action.- 29. Nonviolence and International Relations: A Conceptual Analysis of Power from Scholarship in Nonviolent Action.- 30. The History of Nineteenth-Century American Peace Reform Press: Some Research and Directions.- Author Index.
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