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Book CoverWe recommend and encourage all members of our community to read, "Gandhi's Way: A Handbook of Conflict Resolution," by Mark Juergensmeyer. We will have a number of campus events and programs related to the book in the Fall Quarter 2003. The UC Davis bookstore has joined the Campus Community Book Project and is offering the book at the discounted rate of $10.95. You can purchase the book online at www.bookstore.ucdavis.edu or visit the UC Davis Main Bookstore, Memorial Union Complex, UC Davis Campus: One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Phone: (530) 752-6846. You can also purchase the book at Avid Reader: 617 Second Street, Davis, CA 95616. Phone: (530) 758-4040, Fax: (530) 758-4084, Webpage: www.avidreaderbooks.com.

If you are interested in borrowing the book you can contact The Office of Campus Community Relations at (530)752-2071 or contact the UC Davis Shields Library at (530)752-2760 or visit the UC Davis library website. Also, students with disabilities may contact the Student Disability Center at (530)752-3184 for an e-text version of "Gandhi's Way" suitable for use with adaptive computer software.

Synopsis: Gandhi's Way is a primer of Mahatma Gandhi's principles of moral action and conflict resolution. In it one finds a straightforward, step-by-step approach that can be used in any conflict: at home, in business; and in local, national or international arenas. The book sets out Gandhi's basic methods and illustrates them with practical examples to show how parties can rise above self-interest to find resolutions that are beneficial and satisfying to all.

Mark Juergensmeyer's book offers us an opportunity to engage in a rich dialogue on how to foster mutual respect for conflicting ideologies, values, and perspectives in our multicultural environment. In addition, we anticipate using this book to examine many of the divergent perspectives within our community to determine viable solutions to conflicting viewpoints.

 

 

Modified: June 16, 2010 3:02 PM
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