Nonkilling Enters Anthropology Syllabus
December 2009. Nonkilling will be the focus of the University of Hawai'i course "Aggression, War and Peace" (ANTH/PACE 345) during the first semester of 2010. The course is lectured by Professor Leslie E. Sponsel, Director of the Ecological Anthropology Program and member of the Nonkilling Anthropology Research Committee.
The course syllabus focuses on the possibilities and actualities of nonkilling societies and nonkilling anthropology. Students will use two CGNK publication as main discussion materials: "Nonkilling Global Political Science" by Glenn D. Paige (2009), and "Toward a Nonkilling Paradigm" edited by Joám Evans Pim. An informal interview with Glenn Paige will also be part of the program.
Most of the remainder of the course will focus on systematically exploring and further developing the chapter in the latter book by the instructor titled “Reflections on the Possibilities of a Nonkilling Society and a Nonkilling Anthropology.” (These publications are all available free online at http://www.nonkilling.org). The bibliography in this chapter will serve as a resource for further required and optional reading. It has been rearranged topically and other sources added in the Resource Guide attached to the course syllabus.