During war, space for debate shrinks. Narrow ideas of patriotism and democracy marginalize and silence opposition to militarism abroad and repression at home. Although powerful, these ideas encounter widespread resistance. Analyzing the official statements of 15 organizations from 1990-2005, the authors show that the U.S. peace movement strongly contested taken-for-granted assumptions regarding nationalism, religion, security, and global justice.
Lynne M. Woehrle is associate professor of sociology at Mount Mary College. Patrick G. Coy is director and associate professor at the Center for Applied Conflict Management at Kent State University. Gregory M. Maney is associate professor of sociology at Hofstra University.
Chapter 1 Section One: Peace Discourses in a War Culture Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Creating Oppositional Knowledge and Promoting an Active Democracy Chapter 3 Chapter 2: To Harness or to Challenge Hegemony? Peace Movements at a Cultural Crossroads Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Reconstructing Patriotism Chapter 5 Section Two: Contesting Emotions and Identities in War and Peace Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Capturing Hearts and Minds: Emotions and Peace Appeals Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Gods of War, Gods of Peace Chapter 8 Chapter 6: Mobilizing the Margins: Race, Class, Gender and Religion Chapter 9 Section Three: The Changing Present and an Uncertain Future Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Real Solutions for a Safer World Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Going Global?: Discourses Beyond the Nation-State Chapter 12 Chapter 9: Peace Movement Discourse: Unraveling Hegemony, Spinning New Threads