Interpretation of the Social Theories and Novels of Daniel Quinn: How Can We Create a Sustainable Society?
|Author: ||Brown, Doug|
This study examines the work of social theorist and novelist, Daniel Quinn, best-known for his award-winning novel, Ishmael. It is the first comprehensive study of Quinn’s philosophy, much of which directly concerns the crisis of planetary overuse.
“Brown, building on Quinn’s analysis, constructs a set of incremental changes he thinks are necessary to sustain a rational human existence. Drawing on his own pragmatism and political realism, he focuses primarily on the need to change values and consciousness in mass society not merely on political action and mechanisms as these are ordinarily understood.”
– Prof. Rick Tilman, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
“A rewarding and challenging read that will give hope for a critical redemptive cultural paradigm shift.” – Prof. Dave McKell, Northern Arizona University
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
1. The Community of Life
2. The Leaver Way
3. Takers versus Leavers
4. The Taker Aberrations
5. Earth Crisis
6. The Taker Religions
7. Back to the Garden