Change the Story Change the Future

Change the Story  Change the Future
Author : David C. Korten
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2015-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9781626562929
ISBN 13 : 162656292X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change the Story Change the Future Book Description:

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten calls our current story Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. Although many recognize that this story promotes bad ethics, bad science, and bad economics, it will remain our guiding story until replaced by one that aligns with our deepest understanding of the universe and our relationship to it. To guide our path to a viable human future, Korten offers a Sacred Life and Living Earth story grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in partnership with the processes by which Earth's community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Offering a hopeful vision, Korten lays out the transformative impact adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.

Change the Story Change the Future

Change the Story  Change the Future
Author : David C. Korten
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2015-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9781626562912
ISBN 13 : 1626562911
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change the Story Change the Future Book Description:

We humans live by stories, says David Korten, and the stories that now govern our society set us on a path to certain self-destruction. In this profound new book, Korten shares the results of his search for a story that reflects the fullness of human knowledge and understanding and provides a guide to action adequate to the needs of our time. Korten calls our current story Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. Although many recognize that this story promotes bad ethics, bad science, and bad economics, it will remain our guiding story until replaced by one that aligns with our deepest understanding of the universe and our relationship to it. To guide our path to a viable human future, Korten offers a Sacred Life and Living Earth story grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in partnership with the processes by which Earth's community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Offering a hopeful vision, Korten lays out the transformative impact adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.

The New Systems Reader

The New Systems Reader
Author : James Gustave Speth
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 480
Release : 2020-10-19
ISBN 10 : 9781000171266
ISBN 13 : 1000171264
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Systems Reader Book Description:

The recognition is growing: truly addressing the problems of the 21st century requires going beyond small tweaks and modest reforms to business as usual—it requires "changing the system." But what does this mean? And what would it entail? The New Systems Reader highlights some of the most thoughtful, substantive, and promising answers to these questions, drawing on the work and ideas of some of the world’s key thinkers and activists on systemic change. Amid the failure of traditional politics and policies to address our fundamental challenges, an increasing number of thoughtful proposals and real-world models suggest new possibilities, this book convenes an essential conversation about the future we want.

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies
Author : John Flowerdew
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 638
Release : 2017-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9781317576495
ISBN 13 : 1317576497
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies Book Description:

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing: approaches analytical methods interdisciplinarity social divisions and power domains and media. Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.

Transforming

Transforming
Author : Gloria Neufeld Redekop
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages : 486
Release : 2021-01-15
ISBN 10 : 9781498593137
ISBN 13 : 1498593135
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Book Description:

Global crises—from pandemics to climate change—demonstrate the vulnerability of the biosphere and each of us as individuals, calling for responses guided by creative analysis and compassionate reflection. Transforming explores actions that create paths of understanding and collaboration as the groundwork for transformative community.

Prioritizing Sustainability Education

Prioritizing Sustainability Education
Author : Joan Armon
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9780429664243
ISBN 13 : 0429664249
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prioritizing Sustainability Education Book Description:

Prioritizing Sustainability Education presents theory-to-practice essays and case studies by educators from six countries who elucidate dynamic approaches to sustainability education. Too often, students graduate with exploitative, consumer-driven orientations toward ecosystems and are unprepared to confront the urgent challenges presented by environmental degradation. Educators are prioritizing sustainability-oriented courses and programs that cultivate students’ knowledge, skills, and values and contextualize them within relational connections to local and global ecosystems. Little has yet been written, however, about the comprehensive sustainability education that educators are currently designing and implementing, often across or at the edges of disciplinary boundaries. The approaches described in this book expand beyond conventional emphases on developing students’ attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors by thinking and talking about ecosystems to additionally engaging students with ecosystems in sensory, affective, psychological, and cognitive dimensions, as well as imaginative, spiritual, or existential dimensions that guide environmental care and regeneration. This book supports educators and graduate and upper-level undergraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, environmental studies, environmental sciences, and professional programs in considering how to reorient their fields toward relational sustainability perspectives and practices.

Change Within Change the World

Change Within  Change the World
Author : Jane Rigney Battenberg DCH MA
Publisher : Balboa Press
Total Pages : 228
Release : 2018-09-18
ISBN 10 : 9781982210700
ISBN 13 : 1982210702
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Within Change the World Book Description:

Humanity and life on planet Earth are quickly approaching the make-or-break point, and the generations who have long worked for change—as well as today’s courageous young people—are frustrated by what passes for leadership. Yet they are all too aware that the time for action is now! Change Within, Change the World offers the skills for manifesting a life-saving, world-saving agenda—by changing within and changing the world simultaneously. Author Jane Battenberg shares inspirations and fresh ideas to support these skills and endeavors, providing a brilliant, comprehensive road map for bringing hope and stability to our chaotic world. And after first learning about how we have arrived at this tipping point in our world, you are invited not just to work but to play as you look within for the power, the passion, and the wisdom to transform yourself and the world—both inside and out.

Social Ecology State of the Art and Future Prospects

Social Ecology State of the Art and Future Prospects
Author : Johanna Kramm
Publisher : MDPI
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2018-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9783038425465
ISBN 13 : 303842546X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Ecology State of the Art and Future Prospects Book Description:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Social Ecology. State of the Art and Future Prospects" that was published in Sustainability

The Future of Consumer Society

The Future of Consumer Society
Author : Maurie J. Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2016-11-10
ISBN 10 : 9780198768555
ISBN 13 : 0198768559
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Consumer Society Book Description:

Consumer society in the United States and other countries is receding due to demographic ageing, rising income inequality, political paralysis, and resource scarcity. At the same time, steady jobs that compensate employees on a salaried or hourly basis are being replaced by freelancing and contingent work. The rise of the so-called sharing economy, the growth of do-it-yourself production, and the spreading popularity of economic localization are evidence that people are striving to find new ways to ensure livelihoods for themselves and their families in the face of profound change. Indications are that we are at the early stages of a transition away from a system of social organization predicated on consumerism. These developments have prompted some policy makers to suggest providing households with a non-labor source of income that would enable more adequate satisfaction of their basic needs. These proposals include a universal basic income, a citizen's dividend, and a legal framework for broad-based stock ownership in corporations. However, extreme political fractiousness makes it unlikely that these recommendations will receive prompt and widespread legislative endorsement in most countries. In the meantime, we seem to be moving incontrovertibly toward a twenty-first century version of feudalism. How might we chart a different path founded on social inclusiveness and economic security? A practicable option entails establishment of networks of interlinked worker-consumer cooperatives that organizationally unify production and consumer. Such modes of mutual assistance already exist and The Future of Consumer Society profiles several successful examples from around the world. If replicated and scaled, worker-consumer cooperatives could smooth the transition beyond consumer society and facilitate a future premised on sufficiency, resiliency, and well-being.

Change Everything

Change Everything
Author : Christian Felber
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2019-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9781786997470
ISBN 13 : 1786997479
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Everything Book Description:

Is it possible for businesses to have a bottom line that is not profit and endless growth, but human dignity, justice, sustainability and democracy? Or an alternative economic model that is untainted by the greed and crises of current financial systems? Christian Felber says it is. Moreover, in Change Everything he shows us how. In this new and updated edition of the book that sparked a global movement, Christian Felber proposes a blueprint for an economics of everybody: ethical, dignified, sustainable and principled. He shows that The Economy for the Common Good is not just an idea, but has already become a broad international movement with thousands of people, companies, communities and organizations participating, developing and implementing it.