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The Resource The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists, Kevin J. O'Brien

The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists, Kevin J. O'Brien

Label
The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists
Title
The violence of climate change
Title remainder
lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists
Statement of responsibility
Kevin J. O'Brien
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is beyond debate that human beings are the primary cause of climate change. Many think of climate change as primarily a scientific, economic, or political problem, and those perspectives inform Kevin O'Brien's analysis. But O'Brien argues that we should respond to climate change first and foremost as a case of systematic and structural violence. As he points out, global warming is primarily caused by the carbon emissions of the affluent, emissions that harm the poor first and worst. Climate change divides human beings from one another and from the earth; in short, global warming and climate change is violence. In order to sustain a constructive and creative response to this violence, he contends, society needs practical examples of activism and nonviolent peacemaking. O'Brien identifies five such examples from US history, providing brief biographies of heroic individuals whose idealism and social commitment and political savvy can model the fight against climate change and for climate justice: Quaker abolitionist John Woolman; social reformer Jane Addams; Catholic worker advocate Dorothy Day; civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; and union organizer Cesar Chavez. These moral exemplars, all of whom were motivated by their Christian faith, serve as witnesses to those seeking to make peace in response to the violence of climate change
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Kevin J.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • RELIGION
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
Label
The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists, Kevin J. O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate change and nonviolence -- The wicked problem of climate change -- Nonviolent resistance -- Five witnesses of nonviolent resistance -- John Woolman's moral purity and its limits -- Jane Addams and the scales of democracy -- Dorothy Day and the faith to love -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope for an uncertain world -- Cesar Chavez and the liberating power of sacrifice -- Conclusion : so, what?
Control code
ocn957581573
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164369
Lccn
2016040147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1qk66w9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957581573
Label
The violence of climate change : lessons of resistance from nonviolent activists, Kevin J. O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Climate change and nonviolence -- The wicked problem of climate change -- Nonviolent resistance -- Five witnesses of nonviolent resistance -- John Woolman's moral purity and its limits -- Jane Addams and the scales of democracy -- Dorothy Day and the faith to love -- Martin Luther King Jr.'s hope for an uncertain world -- Cesar Chavez and the liberating power of sacrifice -- Conclusion : so, what?
Control code
ocn957581573
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164369
Lccn
2016040147
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1qk66w9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957581573

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