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.
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.
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