1 Way 2 C The World: Writings 1984-2006
Published: April 2009© 2009
Imprint: University of Toronto Press
Page Count: 242 Pages
Dimensions: 6.00 x 9.00
242 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
Ebook - ePub
Marilyn Waring is a truly absorbing figure known as a distinguished public intellectual, a leading feminist thinker, environmentalist, social justice activist, and for her early political career after election to New Zealand's parliament at age twenty-three. Assembling some of her most thought-provoking writings, 1 Way 2 C the World is a compelling collection of essays and reflections on many important issues of our time. Written in lively, crisp, and often humourous prose, Waring provides illuminating commentary on topics such as gay marriage, human rights, globalization, the environment, and international relations and development.
Including accounts of being in India at the time of Indira Gandhi's assassination, and in Ethiopia's during the 1984 famine, Waring's vivid writing remains contemporarily relevant, while this collection includes recent writings on the post-9/11 world. Brimming with pieces that are essential reading for anyone concerned with the state of the world, 1 Way 2 C the World is bound to fascinate and inspire.
'Over the years, I have read much of Marilyn Waring's published work and I am always struck by several things. First, its lucidity—her prose is richly textured but also clean, crisp, and uncluttered. Second, its content and tone—her work is always challenging, thought-provoking, and illuminating but also warmly human and infused with humour. Third, the immediacy of its "voice"—Marilyn's voice. Reading one of her books feels like one is settling into a stimulating and enjoyable conversation.' T. Brettel Dawson, Department of Law, Carleton University
'These essays track a remarkable woman's journey in the world, a journey marked by commitments to peace, the importance of being counted on issues of gender and human rights, and by her connection of all things in the natural world to human life. Marilyn Waring's determination to overcome accepted "truths" encourages us to dare, hope, and work for equality and dignity, building connections across political differences and economic challenges. Like the spirit that motivated New Zealand women to fight for and obtain the vote in 1893—among the first in the world to obtain that right—the essays in 1 Way 2 C the World reveal the importance of finding new "ways to see" our world.' Mary Jane Mossman, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University