Emotion And Reason In Social Change: Insights from Fiction by J. GirlingEmotion And Reason In Social Change: Insights from Fiction by J. Girling

Emotion And Reason In Social Change: Insights from Fiction

byJ. Girling

Hardcover | February 24, 2006

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There is undeniable evidence of powerful emotions at work in the political and social life of even the most advanced countries of the modern world. The aim of this book is to understand this emotional involvement, not directly, but imaginatively, through fiction. Nevertheless, critical situations - in economy, politics and society - determine whether emotionally charged social change is constructive or destructive. This is an entirely new approach to world problems: global capitalism, neo-imperialism and modernization, environmental degradation, the struggle for women's rights and use and abuse of science.
JOHN GIRLING is an Independent Researcher, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Australia National University, Canberra.
Title:Emotion And Reason In Social Change: Insights from FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pagesPublished:February 24, 2006Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230000193

ISBN - 13:9780230000193

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Preface * Introduction: Bridging the Emotional/Intellectual Divide * PART 1: POSSESSION * Democracy or Authoritarianism * Global Capitalism * PART 2: POWER * Imperialism: The Perils of Globalism * Violence * The Enigma of Politics * PART 3: SOCIETY: VISION AND DIVISION * Environment * Women * Dark Energy * Conclusion * Epilogue * Bibliography * Index