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Buena crisis
Buena crisis

Buena crisis

Hacia un mundo postmaterialista

By Jordi Pigem, Prologue by Álex Rovira

SOCIAL SCIENCE

192 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: November 2010

ISBN 9788472457294

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Kairos (Nov 2010)

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Overview

Opening with a description of the shaky economic, political, and social condition in which so many countries of the developed world find themselves, this study argues that the prevailing worldview that seeks the commoditization of every aspect of life is what has brought the world to the current crisis point. Rather than promoting a shift within this framework, however, this consideration calls for a rejection of it altogether toward a system that values people and the interconnectedness between them over possessions, as well as the relationship between humans and nature. The hopeful tone of the book suggests that the current crisis needn't be a quagmire from which the world cannot extricate itself but an opportunity for effective and meaningful change.Empezando con una descripción de la delicada situación económica, política y social en que se encuentran tantos países del mundo desarrollado, este estudio argumenta que la búsqueda de la comercialización de cada aspecto de vida es lo que ha conducido al mundo a este crisis. En vez de promover un cambio dentro de este marco, sin embargo, esta consideración propne un rechazo hacia un sistema que valora a la gente y a la interconexión entre ellos, así como la relación entre el hombre y la naturaleza. El tono optimista del libro sugiere que la crisis actual no necesita ser obstáculo del que el mundo no se pueda liberar, sino más bien una oportunidad para un cambio efectivo y significativo. 

Author Biography

Jordi Pigem is a philosopher and writer. He is the former chief editor of the ecology journal Integral as well as the former core lecturer in philosophy for the master of science program at Schumacher College in England. Álex Rovira is a writer, a lecturer, a business consultant, the author of Los siete poderes, and the coauthor of La buena suerte, which has been translated into 38 languages.