We had come to a new moment. The West was moving into an era of post-racial, post-gender, post-class, post-colonial politics. Those for whom the 60's were an icon of emancipation remained nostalgic; the old symphonies were still playing, but much of the packed gallery had moved off in search of another concert. Yet the world remained haunted. The specter of de-humanisation stalked the earth still; persistent in its ugly conversion of humans into objects. Amidst the economic system teetering like the house of cards it always was, the value of human beings fell, rose, and fell again. The Peaceweaver is a very different kind of book. Part literature, part social psychology, it is a lyrical exploration of the human landscapes of our time. In a highly original style and format, the Peaceweaver is a passionate evocation of the need to defend the value of humans. From the warp and weft of difference and indifference, a tapestry is woven in which the human landscapes are invaded by possibility. Innovative, intriguing social commentary weaves with narrative examples that read like a novel. The result is both an audit of were we are in relation to the endemic devaluation of our fellows and an advert for a different way of looking at the world. The Peaceweaver shows why learning the lessons of the 20th century is a vital imperative for resolving the global challenges of the 21st century.
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