The Language of Peace Book

The Language of Peace


  • Author : Rebecca L. Oxford
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623960964

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The Language of Peace Excerpt :

The Language of Peace: Communicating to Create Harmony offers practical insights for educators, students, researchers, peace activists, and all others interested in communication for peace. This book is a perfect text for courses in peace education, communications, media, culture, and other fields. Individuals concerned about violence, war, and peace will find this volume both crucial and informative. This book sheds light on peaceful versus destructive ways we use words, body language, and the language of visual images. Noted author and educator Rebecca L. Oxford guides us to use all these forms of language more positively and effectively, thereby generating greater possibilities for peace. Peace has many dimensions: inner, interpersonal, intergroup, international, intercultural, and ecological. The language of peace helps us resolve conflicts, avoid violence, and reduce bullying, misogyny, war, terrorism, genocide, circus journalism, political deception, cultural misunderstanding, and social and ecological injustice. Peace language, along with positive intention, enables us to find harmony inside ourselves and with people around us, attain greater peace in the wider world, and halt environmental destruction. This insightful book reveals why and how.

Language   Peace Book

Language Peace


  • Author : Christina Schäffne
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135295202

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Language Peace Excerpt :

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Language and Power  The Implications of Language for Peace and Development Book

Language and Power The Implications of Language for Peace and Development


  • Author : Birgit Brock-Utne
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9789987081462

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Language and Power The Implications of Language for Peace and Development Excerpt :

Language is a tool used to express thoughts, to hide thoughts or to hide lack of thoughts. It is often a means of domination. The question is who has the power to define the world around us. This book demonstrates how language is being manipulated to form the minds of listeners or readers. Innocent words may be used to conceal a reality which people would have reacted to had the phenomena been described in a straightforward manner. The nice and innocent concept "cost sharing", which leads our thoughts to communal sharing and solidarity, may actually imply privatization. The false belief that the best way to learn a foreign language is to have it as a language of instruction actually becomes a strategy for stupidification of African pupils. In this book 33 independent experts from 16 countries in the North and the South show how language may be used to legitimize war-making, promote Northern interests in the field of development and retain colonial speech as languages of instruction, languages of the courts and in politics. The book has been edited by two Norwegians: Birgit Brock-Utne is a professor at the University of Oslo and a consultant in education and development. From 1987 until 1992 she was a professor at the University of Dar es Salaam. Gunnar Garbo, author and journalist and former member of the Norwegian Parliament, was the Norwegian Ambassador to Tanzania from 1987 to 1992.

The New Peace Linguistics and the Role of Language in Conflict Book

The New Peace Linguistics and the Role of Language in Conflict


  • Author : Andy Curtis
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2022-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN 10 : 9781648027321

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The New Peace Linguistics and the Role of Language in Conflict Excerpt :

The idea of Peace Linguistics (PL) has been around for decades. However, the practice of PL has only occurred much more recently, only within the last few years, since the first creditbearing, university-level PL course was taught at Brigham Young University-Hawaii in 2017. Since then, the field of NPL has grown beyond its original goals, of using peaceful language and language that avoids or de-escalates conflict. The New Peace Linguistics (NPL) focuses on in-depth, systematic analyses of the spoken and written language of some of the most powerful people in the world, such as presidents of the USA, as it is they who have the power to start wars or to bring peace. As the first book to be published on PL and on NPL, this work represents a ground-breaking study of the power of language to hurt and harm or to help and give hope. The first four chapters of the book, which provide the foundation on which the rest of the book is built, introduce the concept of Peace Linguistics and the New Peace Linguistics, starting with the origins of PL and coming to the present day. The remaining Part Two and Part Three chapters present in-depth, systematic NPL analyses of George W. Bush, Colin L. Powell, Barack H. Obama, Donald J. Trump and Joseph R. Biden. The concluding chapter reiterates the most important distinguishing and recurring features of NPL, and looks at where the field may be headed in the future.

Language  Negotiation and Peace Book

Language Negotiation and Peace


  • Author : Patricia Friedrich
  • Publisher : Continuum
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 0826493734

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Language Negotiation and Peace Excerpt :

The end of the twentieth- and beginning of the twenty-first centuries have witnessed a large scale increase in demands for international peace keeping mechanisms. Because of a complex history of spread and power, English has become the de facto lingua franca of international communication and negotiation, and the inevitable accompaniment to this is the growth in hostility against the perceived imperialism of the English language. This book argues that the growth of English(es) as a lingua franca has the potential to foster closer bonds between communities, countries and continents. Using the background methodology of Peace Studies, Patricia Friedrich applies political theory to linguistic evidence, to show how English can be instrumental both in the restoration of peace and in the building of social justice. In this analysis, the language classroom emerges as a central site in conflict prevention. A fascinating, innovative study of the place of the English language in the modern world, this book will be of interest to academics researching applied linguistics or world Englishes.

The Peace Book Book
Score: 3.5
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The Peace Book


  • Author : Todd Parr
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316185158

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The Peace Book Excerpt :

Peace is making new friends.Peace is helping your neighbor. Peace is a growing a garden. Peace is being who you are. The Peace Book delivers positive and hopeful messages of peace in an accessible, child-friendly format featuring Todd Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes. Perfect for the youngest readers, this book delivers a timely and timeless message about the importance of friendship, caring, and acceptance.

Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching Book

Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching


  • Author : Taylor & Francis Group
  • Publisher : ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
  • Release Date : 2022-04-22
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0367692147

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Creating Classrooms of Peace in English Language Teaching Excerpt :

Timely and accessible, this edited volume brings together leading scholars to discuss methods for supporting reconciliation, peace, and sustainable and social change in English language teaching. Around the world, peace and reconciliation are urgent themes that are inextricably connected to the study and practice of teaching English. The book features a diversity of voices and addresses pedagogies of peace, universal responsibility, and global interdependence in the domain of English language education. Organized in three strands, Unit 1 addresses policy and implementation, Unit 2 addresses teacher education, and Unit 3 addresses content and lesson planning. With chapters drawn from a dozen countries and contexts, this book paves the way for English language teachers to harness their social capital and pedagogical agency to create sustainable peace globally and locally, and in and outside the classroom. It is essential reading for scholars and students in TESOL, applied linguistics, and peace education.

Speak Peace in a World of Conflict Book
Score: 5
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Speak Peace in a World of Conflict


  • Author : Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • Publisher : PuddleDancer Press
  • Release Date : 2005-10-28
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1892005751

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Speak Peace in a World of Conflict Excerpt :

Words have the power to create profound healing—or incredible suffering—and yet even with the best intentions it can be difficult to build harmony and trust through speech. This pioneering text presents a four-part model for immediately connecting words with peace and well-being in relationships. Applying the principles of Nonviolent Communication to conversation, the book seeks to answer the two central questions of How can we express what's alive in us? and How can we make life more wonderful? Chapters discuss using natural empathy to ease stressful situations and beat fear, thus avoiding dehumanizing communication patterns, and instead seeing through the eyes of others to foster understanding. Examples of applications in education, correctional facilities, parenting, and the business world are given. This instructive guide teaches users of all types that it is possible to meet their needs and the needs of others in a compassionate manner, beginning with the very first words they use.

Peacebuilding in Language Education Book

Peacebuilding in Language Education


  • Author : Dr. Rebecca L. Oxford
  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date : 2020-10-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788929813

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Peacebuilding in Language Education Excerpt :

This innovative, much-needed book shares powerful wisdom and practical strategies to help language teachers, teacher educators and peace educators communicate peace, contribute to peace and weave peacebuilding into classrooms and daily life. The clear, six-part Language of Peace Approach underlies more than 50 creative activities that can promote peacebuilding competence in secondary and post-secondary students, current and prospective educators and community members outside of academia. Chapters span the spectrum from cross-cultural peace education to the positive psychology of peace, from nonverbal peace language to transformative language teaching for peace, and from the needs of language learners to the needs of language educators. The book makes a unique and valuable contribution to the discussion of how we can live together peacefully in a changing world.

The Fifth Book of Peace Book

The Fifth Book of Peace


  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307428578

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The Fifth Book of Peace Excerpt :

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.

Understanding Peace Cultures Book

Understanding Peace Cultures


  • Author : Rebecca L. Oxford
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 363
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623965075

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Understanding Peace Cultures Excerpt :

Understanding Peace Cultures is exceptionally practical as well as theoretically grounded. As Elise Boulding tells us, culture consists of the shared values, ideas, practices, and artifacts of a group united by a common history. Rebecca Oxford explains that peace cultures are cultures, large or small, which foster any of the dimensions of peace – inner, interpersonal, intergroup, international, intercultural, or ecological – and thus help transform the world. As in her earlier book, The Language of Peace: Communicating to Create Harmony, Oxford contends here that peace is a serious and desirable option. Excellent educators help build peace cultures. In this book, Shelley Wong and Rachel Grant reveal how highly diverse public school classrooms serve as peace cultures, using activities and themes founded on womanist and critical race theories. Yingji Wang portrays a peace culture in a university classroom. Rui Ma’s model reaches out interculturally to Abraham’s children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim youth, who share an ancient heritage. Children’s literature (Rebecca Oxford et al.) and students’ own writing (Tina Wei) spread cultures of peace. Deep traditions, such as African performance art, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and Islam, give rise to peace cultures, as shown here by John Grayzel, Sister Jewel (a colleague of Thich Nhat Hanh), Yingji Wang et al., and Dian Marissa et al. Peace cultures also emerge in completely unexpected venues, such as gangsta rap, unveiled by Charles Blake et al., and a prison where inmates learn Lois Liggett’s “spiritual semantics.” Finally, the book includes perspectives from Jerusalem (by Lawrence Berlin) and North Korea and South Korea (by Carol Griffiths) to help us envision – and hope for – new, transformative peace cultures where now there is strife.

Can You Say Peace  Book
Score: 4.5
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Can You Say Peace


  • Author : Karen Katz
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2006-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805078930

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Can You Say Peace Excerpt :

Every September 21 on the International Day of Peace, children around the world wish in many different languages for peace.

Keeping the Peace Book
Score: 5
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Keeping the Peace


  • Author : Graham Kemp
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135937317

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Keeping the Peace Excerpt :

This collection of ethnographies discusses how non-violent values and conflict resolution strategies can help to create and maintain peace.

A Preface to Peace Book

A Preface to Peace


  • Author : Harold Callender
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-05-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000371284

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A Preface to Peace Excerpt :

This book, first published in 1944, assesses the prospects of peace following the Allied victory in the Second World War. It examines the tasks that victory would impose on the victors; the development during the war of US policies, military and political; the errors that caused the war; and the viewpoints and needs of the Allied powers. Concluding that the future peace could be only achieved through the power and influence of the United States, it argues that the process of uniting the Allies in peace would need greater statesmanship than united them in war against a common enemy.

Peace Leadership Book

Peace Leadership


  • Author : Stan Amaladas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-09
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317283744

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Peace Leadership Excerpt :

This book examines the concept of peace leadership, bringing together scholars and practitioners from both peace and conflict studies and leadership studies. The volume assesses the activities of six peace leaders, the place and role of women and youth in leading for peace, military peace leadership, Aboriginal peace leadership, and theoretical frameworks that focus on notions of ecosystems, traits, and critical care. It provides insights into how Peace Leaders work to transform inner and external blockages to peace, construct social spaces for the development of a culture of peace, and sustain peace efforts through deliberate educative strategies. Conceptually, the primary aim of this book is to obtain a better understanding of peace leadership. Practically, this book presents one means of influencing our community (communities) to face its problems for the sake of challenging and helping our readers to understand and make progress on all that stands in the way of peace (connectedness). The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the overarching aim of this volume, which addresses the following question: What are the concerns, dilemmas, challenges, and opportunities for those who choose to lead and take risks for peace? This book will be of much interest to students of peace studies, conflict resolution, leadership studies and IR in general.