About the authors: Dr. Tanya Higgins received her PhD in Cultural Anthropology/Peace Studies from The Union Institute, Cincinnati. She currently teaches at Saint Leo University, Williamsburg, VA. She is a member of the International Peace Research Association, and the Committee on the Administration of Justice in Belfast. Dr, Nancy Brown Diggs received her PhD from The Union Institute, Cincinnati. She has spent time in Great Britain and lived in Europe, and is the author of five books, including Meet the Japanese (Renaissance, 1991), and Steel Butterflies: Japanese Women and the American Experience (SUNY Press, 1998).2001 0-7734-7637-7
This study, written from an anthropological standpoint, focuses on women’s lives in Northern Ireland. It examines the lives and work of a range of women, and illustrates some of the historical and political backdrop. It discusses a number of women’s initiatives in the voluntary sector to illustrate the work they are doing to achieve a peaceful outcome to the age-old problems. Interviews were conducted with women, ecumenical groups, Belfast City Council Members, Ian Paisley, Jerry Adams, and human rights activists. The book will interest those in women’s studies, peace studies, and Irish studies.