What is a realistic idea of peace?
Peace is most commonly thought of as something governments deliver to people by negotiating or applying strategic violence to end particular conflicts or wars.
What does this idea of peace leave out? How can we think about peace in ways that broaden it beyond something the powerful give to the weak? Where do we look for peacemaking in the practices of ordinary people in everyday life?
In their new book of essays, “Women and Peace in the Islamic World,” Arizona State University professors and co-editors Yasmin Saikia and Chad Haines...