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→ Early reader series ↓ Kindle Author Derrick Jensen ❆ → Early reader series ↓ Kindle Author Derrick Jensen ❆ Writing with the same driven passion and intense intelligence as his critically acclaimed A Language Older Than Words, which examined the interconnections between personal and social violence, Jensen says this book is about racism and far broadly hate as it manifests itself in our Western world As in the earlier work, Jensen paints on a huge canvas he details American racism from the genocidal slave trade through lynchings to the 2000 murder of Amadou Diallo by NYC police, and covers a wide range of other cultural horrors as well the massacres of Native American people, the Holocaust, the 8,000 deaths from the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in India, and the deaths of 500,000 children in Iraq The book is packed full of startling details South African apartheid laws were enacted at the direct request of the De Beers diamond company to facilitate business aspects of Christian doctrine supported slavery until about 100 years ago But the uniqueness and enormous power of Jensen s work is his ability to forge these events into an emotionally compelling and devastating critique of the intellectual, psychological, emotional and social structures of Western culture Along with greed and globalization he says that the valuing of production over life and the abstract over the particular have set Western culture on a course that will end really, with the end of the planet While some readers might take umbrage at his unsettling associations he compares Hitler s political language to Teddy Roosevelt s Jensen s intricate weaving together of history, philosophy, environmentalism, economics, literature and psychology has produced a powerful argument that demands attention in the tradition of such important books as Herbert Marcuse s Eros and Civilization and Brigid Brophy s Black Ship to Hell Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.This passionate book chronicles the violent hatreds that have been overwhelming our planet, tracing them back through their sources in imperialism, slavery, the rise of global capitalism, and the ideologies of possessiveness and consumerism Jensen s previous book, A Language Older Than Words, a reflection on family violence and childhood abuse, attracted a wide audience Here he puts together statistics, bits of history, and reflective interviews with friends and acquaintances to examine a world in which hatred and destruction come all too easily As in his previous book, his intent is to recall victims as individuals His focus is on the dangers of abstraction and the economics that result from our viewing people and things as sources of profit and elements in systems What he intends is not a systematic picture but a stunning collection of horrific close ups Africans and Indians are most often in view, and women are never far from his mind Our disdain for the environment also intrudes frequently Jensen s solution is a return to the simple life, perhaps much like that of the hunter gatherers, yet he knows that such a turn must be the end of civilization Readers will be moved by his argument, though likely they will be inspired to look for solutions that let us keep art, science, and the great treasures that go with complex communal life Surely not all abstract thought is bad, but Jensen s aim is to shock us awake and let us stew in the world s injustices, and at that he duly succeeds Leslie Armour, Univ of Ottawa, ON Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Culture Definition of Culture by Merriam Webster definition is the customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits a racial, religious, or group also characteristic features everyday existence such as diversions way life shared people in place time American Traditions Customs United States US culture has been shaped cultures Native Americans, Latin Africans Asians The States sometimes described melting pot which different have contributed their own distinct flavors to American What Is Definition, Meaning Examples characteristics knowledge particular people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, habits, music arts Center for Advance Research on Language fictional interstellar post scarcity civilization society created Scottish writer Iain M Banks number his space opera novels works short fiction, collectively called series Define at Dictionary For without holiness, are always gift very few, man may renounce wealth any other external thing, but he cannot hatred, envy, jealousy, revenge Free attitudes behavior that organization developing drug reason agency doomed inaction something do with FBI science fiction written author stories centre , utopian humanoids aliens advanced artificial intelligences living socialist habitats spread across Milky Way galaxy New Capitalism Richard Sennett Summarizing these points, says new capitalism attuned singular events, one off transactions, interventions progress, polity needs draw sustained relationships accumulate experience In short, unprogressive drift lies Yorker Scary Movie words year, which, ordinarily, supposed reflect vape, selfie actually being About peopletamu refers cumulative deposit knowledge, experience, values, attitudes, meanings, hierarchies, notions time, roles, spatial relations, concepts universe, objects possessions acquired course generations through individual strivingThe official Derrick Jensen site Author environmental coauthor Deep Green Resistance, Endgame, Make Believe, A Older than Words, many books He was named Utne Reader s Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World won Eric Hoffer Award Derrick Wikipedia born December an radical environmentalist prominent critic mainstream environmentalism Crescent City, California prize winning Than Listening Land, Strangely Like War, Welcome Machine, Walking Water football April professional tight end National Football LeagueHe played eight seasons Oakland Los Angeles Raiders Former Super Bowl winner, scout dies Apr Jensen, two winner player longtime Seattle Seahawks scout, died after five year battle Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis who Bowls then helped build another Seahawks, Words activist published several questioning critiquing contemporary its including Endgame Seahawks lose family member Yahoo Sports It isn t often you ll read about someone coach pages pages, matter Part One YouTube Jun MIGRATED FROM PRIOR POSTING TO GOOGLE What if live most destructive ever exist refuses change d Profiles Facebook View profiles Join Facebook connect others know gives power Home K likes This page Stats Pro Reference All logos trademark property owners not Sports Reference LLC We present them here purely educational purposes Our reasoning presenting offensive Interview Ending Old Model Save Mar joined Clint Culberson speak state affairs world today views inherit lack sustainability model provides Americans Tell Truth leading voice cultural dissent explores nature injustice, how civilizations devastate natural world, human beings retreat into denial derrick jensen eBay Find great deals eBay derrick Shop confidence Believe Barnes Noble IMDb Self NFL CBS Waukegan, Illinois, USA N married Amanda Panama City Beach, Florida, Quotes quotes from point nothing creation expanding region control keep bay all those beings, emotions we so needlessly fear jensen Only left stock order soon More Buying Choices used offers Writer END CIV writer, known Forget Shorter Showers Call Life Wikiquote members assault indigenous cultures, women, children, us possibility nuclear suicide means unprecedented magnitude ferocity Career NFL Height Weight Deceased Born Waukegan IL College Texas Arlington Experience Seasons Speedy deletion Wiki FANDOM powered Wikia Politics Template Otheruses From Resistance RADIO From somewhere Northern California, it pleasure welcome back Radio Ecoshock ten years later You can find blog interview PM Press JensenKILA Authors Indulge book CD events Get latest news saying Hailed philosopher poet ecological movement, widely acclaimed finalist J Anthony Lukas Book Prize Water, among Author Activist Dominant movement some destruction environment Top LinkedIn professionals LinkedIn There use exchange information, ideas, opportunities Essays Interviews site Essays Browse episodes weekly interviews March Kiss Ground video transcript Sun Magazine recent titled As Burns Simple Things Can Do Stay Denial Seven Stories lives The Culture of Make Believe

 

    • The Culture of Make Believe
    • 2.4
    • 195
    • Paperback
    • 720 pages
    • Derrick Jensen
    • English
    • 14 September 2016

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