Ancient Futures

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Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692530627

Category:

Page: 244

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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."

Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition

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Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 0692864245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.

Mind Your Business

Thoughts for Entrepreneurs

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Author: Toine Knipping

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452554952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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“Toine Knipping has taken to heart the statement, ‘One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure that it is worth watching.’ In a very engaging, lucid style, he draws the reader not only into his philosophy of entrepreneurship but also explains how to live a well-rounded life. This is a book full of wisdom—highly recommended to anyone interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of the inner theatre of the entrepreneur.” —Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Clinical Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, The Raoul de Vitry d’Avaucourt Chaired Professor of Leadership Development “While you may or may not agree with everything Toine Knipping says, one thing is for sure: he is an inspiration to all entrepreneurs. Mind Your Business is a practical and necessary read for anyone who wants to succeed in business.” —Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and author of PEAK and Emotional Equations “Mind Your Business is a rare book that combines eminently practical and valuable advice for would-be entrepreneurs with wise reflections that imbue the whole activity with a larger purpose. Toine Knipping is a hugely successful entrepreneur who has valuable observations not only about business but also about the business of life. Mind Your Business should not only be read by budding entrepreneurs but by everyone who is involved in business life and is struggling to give this life more meaning.” —Sudhir Kakar, World-renowned Psychoanalyst and Author of numerous books including The Inner World

Das Neue Denken

Die Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbildes im Spannungsfeld zwischen Naturwissenschaft und Mystik

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Author: Fritjof Capra

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105608052

Category: Science

Page: 366

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In dieser Darstellung der Entstehung eines ganzheitlichen Weltbilds, in Capras Begegnungen und Gesprächen mit den Wegbereitern der Wendezeit lernen wir jene Avantgarde der Wissenschaft kennen, die nicht mehr an das Trugbild von der Wertfreiheit der Wissenschaft glaubt, sondern die sich engagiert für eine von Verantwortung getragene Werteordnung. Capra läßt nicht nur das Denken, sondern auch die Persönlichkeit der bedeutenden Vordenker des Umbruchs in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft hervortreten und macht damit erfahrbar, worum es ihnen in erster Linie geht: um eine menschliche Welt und eine menschenwürdige Zukunft. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

From the Ground Up

Rethinking Industrial Agriculture

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Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge,Peter Goering,John Page,International Society for Ecology and Culture

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856499941

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

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Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. In our obsession with 'efficiency' and short-term profit, we are losing all real connection with the natural world. As a result, the dream of global abundance promised by the introduction of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hybrid seeds is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. The way we produce our food is destructive and quite simply unsustainable. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture sets the decline of agriculture within the broader context of industrialisation as a whole, and explores some of the fundamental principles which underlie the 'growth-at-any-cost' thinking of modern society. At the same time, it documents the growing public distrust of conventional agricultural practices, and highlights some of the most promising alternatives leading to more sane, environmentally healthy ways of producing food. This book is a valuable reference for those concerned with the future of agriculture - in the industrialised countries as well as in the South, where agricultural development continues to be modelled on the industrial ideal.

Rethinking Globalization

Teaching for Justice in an Unjust World

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Author: Bill Bigelow,Bob Peterson

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 394

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Presents lessons and activities covering the topics of social justice and globalization.

Happy Money

So verwandeln Sie Geld in Glück

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Author: Elizabeth Dunn,Michael Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864702044

Category:

Page: 223

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Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

selbständiges Lernen im Alltag

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Author: John Caldwell Holt

Publisher: Beltz

ISBN: 9783407228550

Category:

Page: 232

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Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Sustainability and Well-Being

The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy

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Author: A. Bandarage

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137308990

Category: Science

Page: 114

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Asoka Bandarage provides an integrated analysis of the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and human well-being by investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation. She presents an incisive social science analysis and an alternative philosophical perspective on the needed transition from a worldview of domination to one of partnership.

Katha sarit sagara

Die Märchensammlung des Sri Somadeva Bhatta aus Kaschmir ... Sanskrit und Deutsch

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Author: Somadeva Bhaṭṭa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fairy tales

Page: N.A

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Das Ende der Armut

ein ökonomisches Programm für eine gerechtere Welt

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Author: Jeffrey Sachs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570550120

Category: Armut - Bekämpfung

Page: 476

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Globalization and Social Change

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Author: Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt,Jacques Hersh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578660

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 4033

An innovative and forward-looking volume which challenges conventional thinking regarding the inevitability of globalisation. Essential reading for those interested in the development of and the potential alternatives to globalisation.

Wohlstand ohne Wachstum

Leben und Wirtschaften in einer endlichen Welt

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Author: Tim Jackson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865814142

Category:

Page: 221

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Unsere gesamte Wirtschaftsordnung baut auf ewigem Wachstum auf - aber nun brauchen wir einen anderen Motor, sagt Tim Jackson. In seinem Standardwerk zur Wachstumsdebatte fordert der britische Ökonom nicht weniger als eine neue Wirtschaftsordnung, die auf einem anderen Wohlstandsbegriff beruht.

Planet der Slums

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Author: Mike Davis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936569

Category: City and town life

Page: 247

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Mike Davis konstatiert in diesem ambitionierten und verstörenden Buch eine" Kopernikansche Wende"der menschlichen Siedlungsgeschichte. Denn nie zuvor überstieg der Anteil der Stadtbevölkerung den Anteil der auf dem Land Wohnenden und nie zuvor sah sich eine ungeheure Anzahl von über einer Milliarde Menschen gezwungen, ihr Überleben in Armut, im Schmutz der Müllhalden, ohne (sauberes) Wasser, ohne Toiletten, ohne irgendeine Art der Gesundheits- oder Sozialversorgung zu organisieren. Die Megaslums des" Südens"sind Ausdruck einer im höchsten Maße ungleichen und instabilen urbanen Welt. Hier treffen die sozialen Fronten der Globalisierung in radikaler Weise aufeinander.

Psychoanalysis and Ecology at the Edge of Chaos

Complexity Theory, Deleuze|Guattari and Psychoanalysis for a Climate in Crisis

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Author: Joseph Dodds

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136585958

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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This book argues that psychoanalysis has a unique role to play in the climate change debate through its placing emphasis on the unconscious dimensions of our mental and social lives. Exploring contributions from Freudian, Kleinian, Object Relations, Self Psychology, Jungian, and Lacanian traditions, the book discusses how psychoanalysis can help to unmask the anxieties, deficits, conflicts, phantasies and defences crucial in understanding the human dimension of the ecological crisis. Yet despite being essential to studying environmentalism and its discontents, psychoanalysis still remains largely a 'psychology without ecology.' The philosophy of Deleuze and Guattari, combined with new developments in the sciences of complexity, help us to build upon the best of these perspectives, providing a framework able to integrate Guattari's 'three ecologies' of mind, nature and society. This book thus constitutes a timely attempt to contribute towards a critical dialogue between psychoanalysis and ecology. Further topics of discussion include: ecopsychology and the greening of psychotherapy our ambivalent relationship to nature and the non-human complexity theory in psychoanalysis and ecology defence mechanisms against eco-anxiety and eco-grief Deleuze|Guattari and the three ecologies becoming-animal in horror and eco-apocalypse in science fiction films nonlinear ecopsychoanalysis. In our era of anxiety, denial, paranoia, apathy, guilt, hope, and despair in the face of climate change, this book offers a fresh and insightful psychoanalytic perspective on the ecological crisis. As such this book will be of great interest to all those in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychology, philosophy, and ecology, as well as all who are concerned with the global environmental challenges affecting our planet's future.