Nothing to lose but our fear / Fiona Jeffries ; in conversation with Lydia Cacho [and eight others].

Esteva, Gustavo [Browse]
2nd ed.
  • London, England : Zed Books, 2014.
  • [London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021
1 online resource (210 p.)


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In this classic text Gustavo Esteva and Madhu Suri Prakash examine the post-modern epic unfolding at the grassroots and the mass movement away from the monoculture of a single global society.
Includes index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Front cover; critique influence change; About the Authors; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface to the critique influence change edition: Pathways to Commoning; Commoning: marginalizing the marginalizers; Ya basta! Enough!; No epilogue; Democracy is dead
  • . Long live democracy; A new, very old, social subject; Every day, everywhere; 1 Grassroots Post-modernism: Beyond the Individual Self, Human Rights and Development; Grassroots post-modernism: An oxymoron?; Peoples beyond modernity: sagas of resistance and liberation; David and Goliath; Interlocutor and audience.
  • Beyond the three sacred cowsWho are "the people"?; Content and structure of this book; Notes; 2 From Global to Local: Beyond Neoliberalism to the International of Hope; Global thinking is impossible; The wisdom of thinking small; Downsizing to human scale; Escaping parochialism; Clothing the emperor; The power of thinking and acting locally; Non-provincial localism: forging human solidarities; Settling in a pluriverse; Beyond the nation-state; Beyond the global neoliberalism: the international of hope; Notes; 3 Beyond the Individual Self: Regenerating Ourselves; Dis-membering; Re-membering.
  • Remaking the soil of culturesCommunal memory: remembering to escape dis-membering; Who am I? From calling card to knots in nets; Return and re-membership: regenerating soil cultures; From tolerance to hospitality; Beyond waste: composting, remaking communal soil; Hospitality abused: demarcating post-modern limits; Notes; 4 Human Rights: The Trojan Horse of Recolonization?; Human rights universalized: liberation or abuse?; Gandhi: liberation without modern states or human rights; From Beijing: global platforms and universal rights; Moral progress or aberrations?; Celebrating the pluriverse.
  • Torture and violence: the bottom lineThe kitsch of human rights: the last moral resort for recolonization?; The current threat; Beyond the violence of human rights; Towards new intercultural dialogues; Notes; 5 People's Power: Radical Democracy for the Autonomy of their Commons; Democracy today: subversive or dead?; The rise and fall of democracy; Radical democracy; Like the shade of a tree; Notes; 6 Epilogue: The Grassroots Post-modern Epic; No new truths, reopening our horizons; Regenerating public virtues; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Back cover.
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  • 10.5040/9781350220546
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