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Emotion and Reason in Social Change

Insights from Fiction

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Bridging the Emotional/Intellectual Divide

  3. Possession

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. John Girling
      Pages 44-67
  4. Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. John Girling
      Pages 71-98
    3. John Girling
      Pages 99-118
    4. John Girling
      Pages 119-142
  5. Society: Vision and Division

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. John Girling
      Pages 145-163
    3. John Girling
      Pages 164-189
    4. John Girling
      Pages 190-200
    5. John Girling
      Pages 201-202
    6. John Girling
      Pages 203-219
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 220-234

About this book


The central concern of this ambitious study is to understand the impact of social change on people's lives - in the vital areas of economy, politics and civil society. Combining social science rationality with the understanding of emotions through works of imagination, John Girling investigates international economic, political and social problems.


democracy emotion environment Nation politics social change social problems society violence

About the authors

JOHN GIRLING is an Independent Researcher, formerly a Senior Fellow at the Australia National University, Canberra. He is the author of ten books, his most recent being Social Movements and Symbolic Power, 2004.

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