"The third hypothesis is that cognitive frames shift so markedly in a post-modern era that collective action to achieve social goals no longer appears a real option, as collective identities become fragmented and social movement mobilisation is delegitimised. New cognitive frames that stress individual market choices and cultural consumption become dominant, overshadowing the values of collective action (Sawer 2006).
The ability to 'speak for' shared identities and values is called into question as the fragmented and contingent..."
"When I think about what modernity implies an expression from Max Weber is called to mind living in the iron cage of rationality. To me this speaks of an arid, disenchanted world, and I see Turner as encouraging us to search for and bring back the magical and wonderful to (re)enchant the world."
"Humanism must address itself to the heart and the passions; it must have some relevance to practice and conduct; and it must have some effect
upon how we live. I submit that broadly conceived the freethought movement has failed in that direction. ...we must not give up on Marx's basic insight that humanism only has meaning if it is related to practice."
A book on community, with lots of deep ecology materials, and an awesome table of contents. Classic Damanhur reasoning: "If you deal with spirituality, you also have to deal with politics; otherwise you lack what is needed to carry these aspects into society."
"the analysis also revealed that most of those judged to be 'dangerous' or 'high risks' were not reconvicted of a sexual offence or imprisoned for a violent crime, even after lengthy follow-up periods."
My own thought is that masculinity & violence cannot really be addressed, without addressing sex & romance as well. But nobody's really doing that. Violence & aggression are problems that men will be held accountable for, but sex & romance are just luxuries, that men should do without. But consider Freyja...