Peace Work

Author: Spike Milligan

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241966213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8663

Spike Milligan's legendary war memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a fascinating portrait of the formative years of this towering comic genius, most famous as writer and star of The Goon Show. They have sold over 4.5 million copies since they first appeared. 'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express 'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail 'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times 'I had not informed my parents of my return, I wanted it to be a lovely surprise; it was, for me, they were away ...' The seventh and last volume of Spike Milligan's memoirs sees our hero returning from war and Italy ... but to what? Aside from shooting large, inaccurate guns at Germans, all he has done for five long years is blow a trumpet, tell rude jokes and write and perform sketches for the entertainment of bored and murderous soldiers - who on earth is going to pay a civilian to do more of that? From the giddy heights of Hackney Empire to a Zurich Freak Show and beyond, Spike makes his way through the backwaters of showbiz, first as band musician then as one-man wild-act and eventually in the company of a group of like-minded comedians called Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine and Peter Sellers. They decide to call themselves The Goons... 'That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man' Stephen Fry 'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese 'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard 'Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal' Terry Wogan 'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin 'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.

Breathing Meditation as a Tool for Peace Work

A Transrational and Elicitive Method Towards Healing the Healers

Author: Jennie Helene Sandstad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658199040

Category: Psychology

Page: 122

View: 893

Jennie Helene Sandstad brings together theoretical concepts and personal stories in an exploration of trauma, and studies how breathing meditation can be a tool for peace work. Through the lenses of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology as well as Elicitive Conflict Transformation, this work provides useful insights into transrational methods and explores why practicing self-awareness is fundamental to Elicitive Conflict Transformation. As the author engages with her own traumas and emotional wounds, the reader will undoubtedly be part of, and co-explore a journey towards healing.

Making Peace Work

The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction

Author: T. Addison,T. Brück

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 1270

This book provides an insight into some of the main issues that arise in post-conflict economic and social reconstruction, and offers examples of what works, and what does not. It will be of interest to all working on economic and social reconstruction in post-conflict countries, as well as those working on peace and development.

Peace Work

Women, Armed Conflict, and Negotiation

Author: Radhika Coomaraswamy,Dilrukshi Fonseka

Publisher: N.A


Category: Economic development

Page: 278

View: 2558

This volume addresses the need to understand both the in-depth reality of each particular conflict site -- Sri Lanka, the Phillipines, Japan, Ireland, Yogoslavia, South Africa, the Indian subcontinent -- and also the experiences of women peace-workers across these different sites in a comparative perspective. While discussing the diverse strategies used by peace-workers and their relative success or failure, it also underlines the importance of women`s participation in forging partnerships for lasting peace.


20 years of nonviolent social change

Author: American Friends Service Committee

Publisher: Fortkamp Publishing Company


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 2964



oral histories of women peace activists

Author: Judith Porter Adams

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805791068

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 1995


Invitation to Peace Studies

Author: Houston Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190217138


Page: 304

View: 4931

"Invitation to Peace Studies is the first textbook in the field to emphasize 21st-century topics and the latest empirical research, as well as the first to prominently apply a gender perspective to the topics of peace, war, and violence. The book covers traditional peace studies' concerns with interstate wars while offering an equal emphasis on intrastate wars, group- and gender-based violence, and on the many nonviolent movements which have shaped recent world history. Clear and accessible language invites students to become more frequent and effective peace promoters in their own everyday lives. Dozens of case studies and textboxes foreground contemporary topics such as climate change, cyber warfare, digital activism, drones and robots, the occupy movement, peace ecology, positive psychology, religion and violence, and terrorism"--

Buddhist Peacework

Creating Cultures of Peace

Author: David W. Chappell

Publisher: Wisdom Publications

ISBN: 9780861711673

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 8443

Buddhism is famous for bringing inner peace, but what about social harmony, human rights, and environmental balance? We have a responsibility today to work directly with our own suffering and the suffering in our communities, the world, and the environment. Buddhist Peacework collects - for the first time in one place - first-person descriptions of the ideas and work of eminent Buddhist leaders such as the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Maha Ghosananda, A.T. Ariyaratne, Daisaku Ikeda, Shih Cheng-yen, Sulak Sivaraksa, and Robert Aitken. These 18 essays are divided into three sections that explore the newest Buddhist social developments, the principles that guide Buddhist peacework, and the importance of ongoing inner peacework in developing a sense of kinship with all people.

Recht und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants

Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses

Author: Kant-Gesellschaft e.V.

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110210347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3617

View: 7231

The five volumes contain the main papers and lectures of invited speakers that were presented at the X. International Kant Congress in Sao Paolo in 2005.


Author: Edwin 1838-1914 Ginn

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371204914

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 428

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Making Peace Work

The Role of the International Development Community

Author: Nicole Ball,Tammy Halevy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565170223

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 121

View: 2697

The decline of East-West military rivalry has contributed to a growing number of efforts to halt wars in several developing countries. Based on case studies from the experiences of Cambodia, El Salvador, Mozambique, and Nicaragua, this Policy Essay derives lessons for the international donor community from those recent peace processes. This study suggests the responses required of donors as countries move through the phases of the process from war to peace and reviews the international development community's efforts to strengthen the political institutional base of wartorn societies, consolidate post-conflict security, and promote economic and social revitalization once hostilities end. Six major lessons derived from these early efforts at peace-building are analyzed and their implications for the international development community are explored.

Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Author: Thomas Hippler,Miloš Vec

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191043877

Category: Law

Page: 300

View: 6940

'Peace' is often simplistically assumed to be war's opposite, and as such is not examined closely or critically idealized in the literature of peace studies, its crucial role in the justification of war is often overlooked. Starting from a critical view that the value of 'restoring peace' or 'keeping peace' is, and has been, regularly used as a pretext for military intervention, this book traces the conceptual history of peace in nineteenth century legal and political practice. It explores the role of the value of peace in shaping the public rhetoric and legitimizing action in general international relations, international law, international trade, colonialism, and armed conflict. Departing from the assumption that there is no peace as such, nor can there be, it examines the contradictory visions of peace that arise from conflict. These conflicting and antagonistic visions of peace are each linked to a set of motivations and interests as well as to a certain vision of legitimacy within the international realm. Each of them inevitably conveys the image of a specific enemy that has to be crushed in order to peace being installed. This book highlights the contradictions and paradoxes in nineteenth century discourses and practices of peace, particularly in Europe.

Peace @ Work

A Short, Practical and Easy-to-Remember Guide for Resolving Conflicts at Work

Author: Pam Theisen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986036804


Page: 102

View: 9304


Peace Work

Lessons in Mindfulness to Improve Self-awareness and Self-regulation in a Child's Early Years

Author: Midge Kinder,Rick Kinder,Wynne Kinder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940611075

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 1135

Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program For the Early Years is the six lesson curriculum from Wellness Works in School, an extremely innovative school-based program that teaches mindfulness skills to students to help them handle challenges healthfully across school, home, work, and community. The first book from Wellness Works, Peace Work: A Mindful Awareness Program for the Early Years is designed to help children from pre-school through first grade learn mindful awareness skills to increase self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-care through a personal and community sense of PEACE. These objectives are achieved through presentation of active-learning sessions where children experience group discussion and group reflection while developing relaxation and mindful awareness skills, healthy breathing, and mindful movements.

Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace

American Jewish Women’s Activism, 1890-1940

Author: Melissa R. Klapper

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814748953

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 9129

Winner of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, Women's Studies Ballots, Babies, and Banners of Peace explores the social and political activism of American Jewish women from approximately 1890 to the beginnings of World War II. Written in an engaging style, the book demonstrates that no history of the birth control, suffrage, or peace movements in the United States is complete without analyzing the impact of Jewish women's presence. The volume is based on years of extensive primary source research in more than a dozen archives and among hundreds of primary sources, many of which have previously never been seen. Voluminous personal papers and institutional records paint a vivid picture of a world in which both middle-class and working-class American Jewish women were consistently and publicly engaged in all the major issues of their day and worked closely with their non-Jewish counterparts on behalf of activist causes. This extraordinarily well researched volume makes a unique contribution to the study of modern women's history, modern Jewish history, and the history of American social movements. Instructor's Guide

The Identity Politics of Peacebuilding

Civil Society in War-Torn Sri Lanka

Author: Camilla Orjuela

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 0761936580

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 8292

The Identity Politics of Peace Building looks at civil society and peace movements in the context of the identity-based armed conflict(s) in Sri Lanka. It focuses specifically on the identity politics implied in attempts at mobilizing a movement for peace and shows why civil society groups engaging in ‘peace work’ often fail to increase the sense of security among civilians, and to challenge the underlying structures of war.

Working for Peace

A Handbook of Practical Psychology and Other Tools

Author: Rachel MacNair,Psychologists for Social Responsibility,Arun Gandhi

Publisher: Impact Publishers

ISBN: 9781886230729

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 4560

The most complete guidebook yet to social activism. Forty active peace workers -- psychologists, social workers, communication specialists and other professionals -- offer detailed practical guidance on getting yourself together, maintaining an effective group of volunteers, and getting the word out to the larger community.

Building a Culture of Peace

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the First Seventy Years

Author: Paul R. Dekar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877077

Category: Religion

Page: 292

View: 7637

Around the world, thousands of grassroots movements are confronting issues like destruction of the environment, economic depression, human rights violations, religious fundamentalism, and war. This book tells the courageous story of one such group. Organizing in 1939, Northern Baptists formed the Baptist Pacifist Fellowship as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Southern Baptists formed a parallel body. Like today, it was a time when sources of hope seemed hard to find. Discerning a need to support and connect Baptist conscientious objectors in the United States, members faced hostility in congregations and the nation. For the duration of the Second World War, the Korean War, war in Vietnam and elsewhere, Baptists sustained a witness for peace and justice. By 1984, threat of nuclear weapons led to formation of a wider circle of resistance to the culture of war. Subsequently, the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America has brought together Baptist peacemakers from around North America and the world. However small in numbers or reviled, members have been building a culture of peace through an interracial and international community. This book is an invaluable resource for those seeking a new world of forgiveness, respect for human rights, nonviolence, and peace.