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Women Who Speak for Peace

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How do women talk about peace and violence? What moves 'ordinary' women into extraordinary activism? This book profiles ten influential women activists, relating their experiences and rhetorically analyzing their public communication in and about their efforts for peace. Authors also employ feminist theory to gauge the effectiveness of each activist, from Americans Ida B. Wells and Jane Addams to those still speaking for peace, such as Liberia's Ruth Perry and the former Burma's...

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Overview

How do women talk about peace and violence? What moves 'ordinary' women into extraordinary activism? This book profiles ten influential women activists, relating their experiences and rhetorically analyzing their public communication in and about their efforts for peace. Authors also employ feminist theory to gauge the effectiveness of each activist, from Americans Ida B. Wells and Jane Addams to those still speaking for peace, such as Liberia's Ruth Perry and the former Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Editorial Reviews

Rhetoric & Public Affairs
Because of its strengths, the book would, I think, be a useful supplementary text in courses on women's rhetoric, peace studies, and social movements.
Shawn J. Parry-Giles
Centering attention on women’s political activities and discourse, Women Who Speak for Peace contributes original and critical research on the roles women have assumed within political debates over war and peace.
Torry D. Dickinson
This book is a really helpful resource for teachers like me who want to show the connections among social activism, women’s movements, and global and local social change processes.
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Recommended for general readers, undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.
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Recommended for general readers, undergraduates, graduate students and researchers.
Rhetoric and Public Affairs
Because of its strengths, the book would, I think, be a useful supplementary text in courses on women's rhetoric, peace studies, and social movements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742508743
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition number: 224
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Colleen E. Kelley is assistant professor of speech communication at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. Anna L. Eblen is professor and chair, Department of Communication, at Western Washington University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 0 Introduction Chapter 1 Ida B. Wells's Campaign for Peace and Freedom Chapter 2 Jane Addams: Peace Activist, Intellectual, and Nobel Prize Winner Chapter 3 Jeannette Rankin: Peace at Any Cost Chapter 4 Maria Pearson: A Warrior and Peacemaker in Two Worlds Chapter 5 Mary Lou Kownacki: "Is This Not a Miracle?" Chapter 6 Helen Caldicott's Violent Rhetoric Chapter 7 Betty Bumpers's Use of Myths and Metaphors Chapter 8 Abraham's "Dysfunctional Family" in the Middle East: Sis Levin's Peace Rhetoric Chapter 9 A National "Mother" Scolds for Peace: Liberia's Ruth Perry Chapter 10 Peacemaking in Burma: The Life and Work of Aung San Suu Kyi Chapter 11 Conclusion

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