New Book Released: "Nonkilling Societies"
September 2010. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Societies, which includes a selection of 13 chapters prepared by members of its Nonkilling Anthropology and Nonkilling Sociology Research Committees. The volume can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website and paperback copies can be ordered at US$ 15.
The book arises from a crucial question formulated by political scientist Glenn D. Paige: “Is a Nonkilling Society Possible?” Paige (and much of the evidence brought forward in this book) reminds us that nonkilling societies, characterized by no killing of humans and no threats to kill, do exist in spite of having passed largely unnoticed to most of the scientific community. Most authors who are contributing to this volume have been repeating the same crucial fact for decades: killing-free societies, as those imagined by Paige in his book Nonkilling Global Political Science, are not a utopian dream; they are a genuine actuality that has been in existence for millenia. This volume provides firm evidence that the only feasible answer to Paige’s question is undoubtedly affirmative.
Authors include accomplished scholars such as Leslie Sponsel, R. W. Sussman, Donna Hart, Piero Giorgi, Douglas Fry, Gary Schober, Kaj Björkqvist, Robert Dentan, Peter Gardner, Alberto Gomes, Richard Preston, Laura McClusky, Michael Niman, John Clammer and Matthew Lee. The volume was edited by CGNK Research Team Leader Joám Evans Pim.