Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Ours Soldiers and Ourselves

Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Ours Soldiers and Ourselves

by Kathleen Barry
     
 

In Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers and Ourselves Kathleen Barry answers the perennial question: Is war inevitable? with an emphatic "no." She explores soldiers' experiences through a politics of empathy and reveals how men’s lives are made expendable for combat in which they suffer loss of their own souls. She…  See more details below

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In Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers and Ourselves Kathleen Barry answers the perennial question: Is war inevitable? with an emphatic "no." She explores soldiers' experiences through a politics of empathy and reveals how men’s lives are made expendable for combat in which they suffer loss of their own souls. She then probes the psychopathy that marks world leaders from George W. Bush to Ariel Sharon to Osama bin Laden to show how war is made from remorseless indifference to human life.
Kathleen Barry asks: ‘What would it take to unmake war?’ by scrutinizing the demilitarized state of Costa Rica and comparing its claims of peace with its high rate of violence against women. Ending war requires unmaking masculinity, a change already under way in men who resist and refuse combat and transform their lives into a new kind of humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982796719
Publisher:
Phoenix Rising Press of Santa Rosa
Publication date:
11/12/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
1,279,162
File size:
498 KB

Meet the Author

Kathleen Barry, sociologist, feminist activist and Professor Emerita is the author of five books. Her first book, Female Sexual Slavery, launched an international movement against sexual trafficking in human beings and led to the formation of The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women which she co-founded. Her work on violence against women has led to the development of programs and legal statues that protect women from sexual exploitation. She lectures widely in the United States and globally.

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