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The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map

Category: Book
By (author): Franklin, Ursula
Introduction By: Swenarchuk, Michelle
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  PHILOSOPHY / Movements / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Publisher: Between the Lines
Published: October 2006
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*

Feminist, educator, Quaker, and physicist, Ursula Franklin has long been considered one of Canada's foremost advocates and practitioners of pacifism. The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map is a comprehensive collection of her work, and demonstrates subtle, yet critical, linkages across a range of subjects: the pursuit of peace and social justice, theology, feminism, environmental protection, education, government, and citizen activism. This thoughtful collection, drawn from more than four decades of research and teaching, brings readers into an intimate discussion with Franklin, and makes a passionate case for how to build a society centered around peace.

From The Publisher*Talks and essays on peace, technology, women's issues and education, argue for pacifism as a viable, life-shaping option. Renowned activist, scientist, Feminist, educator, Quaker, and physicist, Franklin is one of Canada's foremost advocates and practitioners of pacifism. This comprehensive collection of her work -- drawn from more than four decades of research and teaching demonstrates the subtle, yet critical, linkages across a range of subjects: the pursuit of peace and social justice, theology, feminism, environmental protection, education, government, and citizen activism. She asks what structures might underlie a society in which cooperation, equality, and justice would flourish; and how one can live as a pacifist in the violent here and now.
Review Quote*

"Professor Ursula Franklin is a pacifist, an environmentalist, a feminist, and a social thinker remarkable for her originality... In her research and in her social activism, Ursula Franklin has lived the life of a pioneer."

Biographical Note

Ursula Franklin is an experimental physicist, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, the recipient of the Pearson Medal of Peace, and a companion of the Order of Canada. She is the author of The Real World of Technology, and delivered the annual, prestigious Massey Lectures on the subject in 1989. Michelle Swenarchuk is a lawyer and writer, and the Executive Director of the Canadian Environmental Law Association.