Transforming the Ecology of Violence

Ecology, War, Patriarchy, and the Institutionalization of Violence
  • Eimear O’Neill
  • Edmund O’Sullivan


Riane Eisler, in the preface to her book The Chalice and the Blade (1988), puts the following question to herself and to her readers: “Why do we hurt and persecute each other? Why is our world so full of man’s infamous inhumanity to man and to woman? How can human beings be so brutal to their kind? What is it that so chronically tilts us toward cruelty rather than kindness, toward war rather than peace, toward destruction rather than actualization?” (xiii).


Power Difference Ecological Crisis Male Violence Patriarchal Structure Male Privilege 
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  • Eimear O’Neill
  • Edmund O’Sullivan

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