Transforming Privacy

Author: Stefano Scoglio
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275956073
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Traces the evolution of philosophical and political concepts and issues surrounding privacy, looking at four different kinds of privacy: physical, decisional, informational, and formational privacy. Argues that formational privacy is the most essential dimension of privacy, defined as the right to b

America History and Life

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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Sacred Economics

Author: Charles Eisenstein
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943986
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Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being. This book is about how the money system will have to change—and is already changing—to embody this transition. A broadly integrated synthesis of theory, policy, and practice, Sacred Economics explores avant-garde concepts of the New Economics, including negative-interest currencies, local currencies, resource-based economics, gift economies, and the restoration of the commons. Author Charles Eisenstein also considers the personal dimensions of this transition, speaking to those concerned with "right livelihood" and how to live according to their ideals in a world seemingly ruled by money. Tapping into a rich lineage of conventional and unconventional economic thought, Sacred Economics presents a vision that is original yet commonsense, radical yet gentle, and increasingly relevant as the crises of our civilization deepen. Sacred Economics official website: http://sacred-economics.com/ About the Imprint: EVOLVER EDITIONS promotes a new counterculture that recognizes humanity's visionary potential and takes tangible, pragmatic steps to realize it. EVOLVER EDITIONS explores the dynamics of personal, collective, and global change from a wide range of perspectives. EVOLVER EDITIONS is an imprint of North Atlantic Books and is produced in collaboration with Evolver, LLC. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Networks of Meaning

Author: Christine Hardy
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275960353
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The generation of meaning lies at the foundation of one's mind. This text suggests it may also be a force shaping objective reality. Usually seen as a purely mental process, meaning is in fact a powerful organizing force, pervading the outside world, bridging the gap between mind and matter.

The New Buddhism

Author: James William Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195152418
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In our multicultural society, faiths formerly seen as exotic have become attractive alternatives for people seeking more satisfying spiritual lives. This is especially true of Buddhism, which is the focus of constant media attention--thanks at least in part to celebrity converts and the popularity of the Dalai Lama. Following this recent trend in the West, author James Coleman argues that a new and radically different form of this ancient faith is emerging. Exploring the appeal of this exotic faith in postmodern society and questioning its future in a global consumer culture, The New Buddhism provides a thorough and fascinating guide to Western Buddhism today.