Nonviolence in Theory and Practice

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This valuable collection of thirty-two readings--representing some of the most thoughtful attempts to explain what nonviolence is and to show how it is implemented--promotes critical thinking about what constitutes the success or failure of both violence and nonviolence. Through his arrangement of the works, Holmes has been mindful of readers who are relatively new to the philosophy of nonviolence. He begins with the origins of nonviolence; he then presents the perspectives of three principal philosophers; considers women and nonviolence, pacifism, and pragmatic nonviolence; and concludes with examples of the practice of nonviolence. Readers will discover the depth and multidimensionality of nonviolence--it can be passive resistance or nonviolent direct action; the commitment to nonviolence can be qualified or unqualified; it can be viewed as a tactic or a way of life. The knowledge gleaned from the highly regarded perspectives in this collection enables us to achieve meaningful objectives, whether they are focused on a personal level or on a broader initiative.

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Bowers et al., The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control, Second Edition (ISBN 0881337129); Cupach-Canary, Competence in Interpersonal Conflict (ISBN 1577661605); Makau-Marty, Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community (ISBN 1577661397); and Stewart et al., Persuasion and Social Movements, Fourth Edition (ISBN 1577661451).

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Titles of related interest from Waveland Press: Bowers et al., The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control, Third Edition (ISBN 9781577666141); Cupach et al., Competence in Interpersonal Conflict, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577666493); Makau-Marty, Cooperative Argumentation: A Model for Deliberative Community (ISBN 9781577661399); Pardue, Ruminations on Violence (ISBN 9781577665083); and Stewart et al., Persuasion and Social Movements, Fifth Edition (ISBN 9781577664635).

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