The Politics of Gratitude

Scale, Place & Community in a Global Age

Mark T. Mitchell

In this post partisan call to action, Mitchell develops the concept of the "politics of gratitude,” which is centred around four ideas: creatureliness, gratitude, human scale, and place, culminating in a distinctive, fruitful view of human nature and community at odds with the prevailing norms of individualism (and, not so paradoxically, ...
Publication date:
October 2012
Publisher :
Potomac Books, Inc.
Language:
English
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781597976633

Dimensions : 152 X 228 cm
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£16.99
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Overview
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• Mitchell calls for mankind to become responsible stewards of the earth in this fascinating exploration of the ‘politics of gratitude'

In this post partisan call to action, Mitchell develops the concept of the “politics of gratitude,” which is centred around four ideas: creatureliness, gratitude, human scale, and place, culminating in a distinctive, fruitful view of human nature and community at odds with the prevailing norms of individualism (and, not so paradoxically, statism), giantism, and hypermobility. Going beyond the liberal-conservative factionalism that has reduced our political and cultural discourse to clichés and vitriol, he urges us to become responsible stewards of the earth who are committed to family and community and who abide in gratitude, taking nothing for granted. The result is a political and cultural vision that is at once local, limited, modest, republican, green - and grateful.