Alternatives to Militarism 1900-1989 Women Against the Iron Fist Revised 2nd Edition

Author: Oldfield, Sybil
Year:2000
Pages:256
ISBN:0-7734-7765-9
978-0-7734-7765-0
Price:199.95
This revised edition contains a new introduction by the author.
This book describes the significant and previously undervalued contribution made by women to pacifist thought in this century. The work begins with an analysis of the set of beliefs underlying Bismarckian military doctrine, and goes on to contrast militarism with the pacifism of such prominent thinkers as Maude Royden, Simone Weil, Virginia Woolf, Sophie Scholl, Helen Keller, and Christa Wolf. The result is a fuller and more balanced account of pacifist thought, which is imbued with a vision of men and women working together in the common cause of humanity.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Preface; New Introduction
Part I: The National Virility Test of War
1. The Dubious Legacy of Bismarck and von Treitschke
Part II: Alternative Models
2. The Enemy’s Friend: Kate Courtney
3. The Political Preacher: Maude Royden
4. The Wise Fool: Simone Weil
5. The Elegiac Artist: Virginia Woolf
6. Germany’s Antigone: Sophie Scholl
7. Communism’s Cassandra: Christa Wolf
8. American Visionaries: Hellen keller, Muriel Rukeyser, Denise Levertov and Sharon Olds
9. Living Voices from Europe
10. Conclusion
Index