Cynthia Cockburn. Antimilitarisme. Dinàmiques polítiques i de gènere dels moviments per la pau. Barcelona: Institut Català Internacional per la Pau; Pagès, 2014. Collection “Noviolència i lluita per la pau”, 7.

Are different peace movements around the world coherent? To what extent are they cohesive? Cynthia Cockburn responds to these questions from different studies based on movements against war, antimilitarist and pacifist movements in Japan, South Korea, Spain, Uganda and the United Kingdom. Always looking from a gender perspective, the author reveals how people from very different traditions unite in the aim of making peace possible, despite their divergences on the causes of militarism and the strategies to overcome it.

The author challenges us to look for a new common sense which contributes to reduce violence by proposing alternatives that we can put into practice, because violence is usually a matter of choice.

About the author

Cynthia Cockburn (1934-2019) has been a social researcher and peace activist. She has carried out investigation- action projects with pacifist women on Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine and Israel and Cyprus. As an activist, she has been a member of the antimilitarist network Women in Black and of the Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). In the academic world, she has been a visitor teacher at the City University London’s School of Arts & Social Sciences, and Honorary Teacher at the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at Warwick University.