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Benet Davetian


Benet Davetian is one of the world’s leading experts on ‘civility’ and its role in human interaction, social organization and conflict. He has researched civility in France, England and America and appeared on special documentaries produced by CTV and CBC. He has also appeared on numerous media programs and is founder/director of the privately-owned The Civility Institute.

His most recent book, CIVILITY: A Cultural History (University of Toronto Press) has been recognized by world-renowned academics and media critics as a seminal work in sociology and cultural studies. An earlier book, The Seventh Circle, was awarded the Mordecai Richler Prize for best book of the year.

Books by Benet Davetian

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