Don't Think of an Elephant!

Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

Author: George Lakoff

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580166

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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Don't Think of an Elephant! is the definitive handbook for understanding what happened in the 2004 election and communicating effectively about key issues facing America today. Author George Lakoff has become a key advisor to the Democratic party, helping them develop their message and frame the political debate. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate. Lakoff's years of research and work with environmental and political leaders have been distilled into this essential guide, which shows progressives how to think in terms of values instead of programs, and why people vote their values and identities, often against their best interests. Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing's stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Read it, take action—and help take America back.

Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies

Author: Bonnie Howe,Joel B. Green

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110350130

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Writing, reading, and interpretation are acts of human minds, requiring complex cognition at every point. A relatively new field of studies, cognitive linguistics, focuses on how language and cognition are interconnected: Linguistic structures both shape cognitive patterns and are shaped by them. The Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation section of the Society of Biblical Literature gathers scholars interested in applying cognitive linguistics to biblical studies, focusing on how language makes meaning, how texts evoke authority, and how contemporary readers interact with ancient texts. This collection of essays represents first fruits from the first six years (2006–2012) of that effort, drawing on cognitive metaphor study, mental spaces and conceptual blending, narrative theory, and cognitive grammar. Contributors include Eve Sweetser, Ellen van Wolde, Hugo Lundhaug and Jesper T. Nielsen.

Das Buch des Wandels

Wie Menschen Zukunft gestalten

Author: Matthias Horx

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641039053

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Sind Sie bereit für eine aufregende Reise durch die Geschichte unserer Zukunft? Wir sind viel besser darin, mit Veränderungen umzugehen und Neues auszuprobieren, als viele befürchten. Matthias Horx zeigt in seiner Auseinandersetzung mit der Geschichte des Wandels von Menschen und Gesellschaften, dass gerade Krisenzeiten den Blick klären. Ein großer gesellschaftspolitischer Wurf von Matthias Horx, der es wie kein anderer versteht, mit historischem Bewusstsein darüber nachzudenken, wie wir künftig leben wollen. Wir reden täglich über die Veränderungen, denen wir ausgesetzt sind, über den rasenden Wandel der Globalisierung oder den rasanten Wandel der Technologie. Viele fürchten sich vor Veränderungen, weil sie einen Verlust an Gewissheiten und Sicherheit erwarten. Aber wie funktioniert Wandel im Alltag, in der Gesellschaft, bei jedem Einzelnen wirklich, und was bedeutet er für jeden von uns? Matthias Horx schlägt einen Bogen von den Jäger- und Sammlerkulturen bis zur hochkomplexen Welt von heute, um zu zeigen, wie die Menschheit Herausforderungen bewältigt hat oder wann und warum eine Gesellschaft – wie etwa das Volk der Maya – scheiterte. Leicht und anschaulich schildert er auf der Grundlage der neuesten Erkenntnisse aus Psychologie, Verhaltensökonomie, Glücksforschung und den Neurowissenschaften, was es im Großen wie im Kleinen braucht, um die Welt neu zu erfinden und den Wandel als Chance zu begreifen. Ein kluges, spannendes und höchst zeitgemäßes Buch gegen die Angst vor der Zukunft!

The Empowerment Manual

A Guide for Collaborative Groups

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924842

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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How groups of equals can harness their ideals, passion, skills and knowledge

The Big Picture

Why Democracies Need Journalistic Excellence

Author: Jeffrey Scheuer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135922128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Freedom of the press is the cornerstone of democracy. But, as countless recent examples of lapsed standards in the press since the Jayson Blair affair have shown, the First Amendment is no guarantee that American journalism will be first-rate. A press in crisis is a democracy endangered, argues Jeffrey Scheuer--cultural critic and author of The Sound Bite Society. In his new book, The Big Picture, Scheuer argues that in order for a democracy to thrive it is not enough for its press simply to be free--the press must be exceptional. This book explores journalistic excellence and its essential relationship with democracy, explaining why democracies depend on it and are only as good as their journalism. In The Big Picture, Scheuer explores journalistic excellence from three broad perspectives. First, from the democratic perspective, he shows how journalism is a core democratic function, and journalistic excellence a core democratic value. Then, from an intellectual perspective, he explores the ways in which journalism addresses basic concepts of truth, knowledge, objectivity, and ideology. Finally, from an institutional perspective, he considers the role and possible future of journalism education, the importance of journalistic independence, and the potential for nonprofit journalism to meet the journalistic needs of a democratic society. In lucid and accessible prose, The Big Picture provocatively demonstrates why we must all be vigilant about the quality of journalism today.

The Stewart/Colbert Effect

Essays on the Real Impacts of Fake News

Author: Amarnath Amarasingam

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486686

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report have attracted much interest in recent years from popular audiences as well as scholars in various disciplines. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have been named on Time magazine’s list of the most influential people in the world. The ten essays in this interdisciplinary collection explore the issues engendered by the popularity of entertainment news, including the role of satire in politics, the declining level of trust in traditional sources of media, the shows’ cathartic or informational function, and the ways in which these shows influence public opinion. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Educating for Action

Ten Strategies to Ignite Social Justice

Author: Jason Del Gandio,Anthony Nocella II

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717761

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An inspiring instructional handbook for transforming idealism into social change

The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant!

Know Your Values and Frame the Debate

Author: George Lakoff

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585958

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff returns with new strategies about how to frame today’s essential issues. Called the “father of framing” by The New York Times, Lakoff explains how framing is about ideas—ideas that come before policy, ideas that make sense of facts, ideas that are proactive not reactive, positive not negative, ideas that need to be communicated out loud every day in public. The ALL NEW Don’t Think of an Elephant! picks up where the original book left off—delving deeper into how framing works, how framing has evolved in the past decade, how to speak to people who harbor elements of both progressive and conservative worldviews, how to counter propaganda and slogans, and more. In this updated and expanded edition, Lakoff, urges progressives to go beyond the typical laundry list of facts, policies, and programs and present a clear moral vision to the country—one that is traditionally American and can become a guidepost for developing compassionate, effective policy that upholds citizens’ well-being and freedom.

The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone

Or, We Blew It Real Good

Author: Victor G. Novander Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146280666X

Category: History

Page: 319

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The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone is a concise history of humanity. It is written from the point of view of someone whose outlook on life has been transformed by primal therapy and who has become a lifelong primal person. No other history has been written from this unique perspective. The Decline and Fall of Practically Everyone offers to each one who is ready for it a fresh glimpse into his own history and into a sound understanding of the course all human history has taken toward the devolution of original human consciousness into unconscious self-awareness. In Part I, the author defines consciousness, unconscious self-awareness, primal pain, primaling and what living a primal life involves. He pictures the primal life as putting ones feet on the path toward greater consciousness. The authors stated purpose is to wake us up to our condition of unconscious self-awareness. He feels that, unless we are awakened, humanity will continue to careen toward destroying itself and the life-sustaining nurture of Earth. The authors approach to the necessary awakening is historical. If one can see history through primal eyes, one will not only see the devolution of consciousness into unconscious self-awareness down through the millennia, one will sense it in ones own life and do something about it. Then in Part II, he explores various attributes of unconscious self-awareness that are relevant to a primal understanding of history. These subjects include the basic split, the point at which unconscious self-awareness completely suppresses consciousness; the location and upward movement of unconscious self-awareness in the body; the experience of time and space; the changing nature of the supreme deity and the four motifs of religion. In Part III, the author begins to explore the historical devolution of original consciousness into unconscious self-awareness. Subjects revealing the devolution include beliefs regarding the origin of the cosmos and of humanity; the destiny of the dead; shamanism; the several millennia-long invasions by Warrior God societies of Mother Goddess cultures and the revolutionary religions of Buddhism and Christianity. In the authors view, everything that has happened since the 1st millennium B.C.E. is but a footnote to it, and he therefore skips to the Americas in the 15th century. In Part IV, the author concentrates on greed and lust for power as the chief characteristics of unconscious self-awareness in the modern period. He begins with Columbus and the euphemistically named Age of Exploration to illustrate how greed and the lust for power dominated the Western European Colonial powers. Next, he shows how the Age of Enlightenment and its major philosophers and economists provided the basis for our Founding Fathers to craft a constitution that enshrined themselves as a rich and powerful, elite ruling class. To illustrate the greed and lust for power of unconscious self-awareness in the rest of U.S. history, he discusses economics, individualism, class and class struggle, differences among people and between men and women in the degree of unconscious self-awareness, family parenting models, unilateralism as the national expression of individualism and the U.S. as a nation dominated by greed, by a lust for power, by a quest for world domination and by the willingness to use violence and terror to achieve these ends. In the final chapter, the author reiterates his purpose of awakening his readers from the state of unconscious self-awareness. In contrast to a strictly psychological approach to fulfill his purpose, the author has adopted, in addition, a perspective that encompasses the whole sweep of human history. He ends by offering a cautious optimism for the future.

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440679460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Culture and Rhetoric

Author: Ivo Strecker,Stephen Tyler

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845459296

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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While some scholars have said that there is no such thing as culture and have urged to abandon the concept altogether, the contributors to this volume overcome this impasse by understanding cultures and their representations for what they ultimately are – rhetorical constructs. These senior, international scholars explore the complex relationships between culture and rhetoric arguing that just as rhetoric is founded in culture, culture is founded in rhetoric. This intersection constitutes the central theme of the first part of the book, while the second is dedicated to the study of figuration as a common ground of rhetoric and anthropology. The book offers a compelling range of theoretical reflections, historical vistas, and empirical investigations, which aim to show how people talk themselves and others into particular modalities of thought and action, and how rhetoric and culture, in this way, are co-emergent. It thus turns a new page in the history of academic discourse by bringing two disciplines – anthropology and rhetoric – together in a way that has never been done before.

Community Economic Development in Social Work

Author: Steven D. Soifer,Joseph B. McNeely,Cathy L. Costa,Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231508573

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live. This unique textbook emphasizes a holistic approach to community building that combines business and real-estate development with a focus on stimulating family self-reliance and community empowerment. The result is an innovative approach to rehabilitating communities in decline while preserving resident demographics. The authors delve deep into the social, political, human, and financial capital involved in effecting change and how race and regional issues can complicate approaches and outcomes. Throughout, they integrate case examples to illustrate their strategies and conclude with a consideration of the critical role social workers can play in developing CED's next phase.

Linguistic Anthropology

A Reader

Author: Alessandro Duranti

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405126337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 522

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Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader is a comprehensive collection of the best work that has been published in this exciting and growing area of anthropology, and is organized to provide a guide to key issues in the study of language as a cultural resource and speaking as a cultural practice. Revised and updated, this second edition contains eight new articles on key subjects, including speech communities, the power and performance of language, and narratives Selections are both historically oriented and thematically coherent, and are accessibly grouped according to four major themes: speech community and communicative competence; the performance of language; language socialization and literacy practices; and the power of language An extensive introduction provides an original perspective on the development of the field and highlights its most compelling issues Each section includes a brief introductory statement, sets of guiding questions, and list of recommended readings on the main topics


Beiträge zur Friedensforschung

Author: Thomas Roithner,Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783825801373

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Demokratie neu erfinden

GLOBArt Academy 2009

Author: GLOBArt

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Art

Page: 184

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Demokratie neu erfinden! Kann man sie neu erfinden? Unser Thema hat viele Facetten und die GLOBArt Academy 2009 bot ausreichend Gelegenheit, diese eingehend und aus vielen unterschiedlichen Gesichtspunkten heraus zu disku tieren. Wir haben im Vorjahr 2008 das Thema der Entschleunigung beleuchtet und es war fast wie eine Vorahnung, dass diese Entschleunigung gerade auf dem Wirt schaftssektor im Ubermalie - wenn auch ungewollt - eingetroffen isr, Wir leben in einer anhaltend schwierigen wirtschaftlichen Zeit, in der der Duck innerhalb der sozialen Gesellschaftsschichtenzunimmt. Die Sorge urn die Erhal tung eines breiten Wohlstandes und die haufig festzustellende Resignation vor den aktuellen Herausforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes und fur die Absicherung des eigenenArbeitsplatzes haben vieleMitbiirgerlnnen erfasst. Viele Huchren sich hier in vorzeitigeAbsicherungs- und Pensionssysteme. Wie aber kann eine demo kratische Gesellschaftaufdiese Herausforderungen antworten? Unser Symposium sollte Gelegenheit zur Ermutigung geben neue und positive Impulse fur eine Neugestaltung wichtiger Lebensbereiche, flir das Uberdenken der Lebensziele und fur die Srarkung des Zusammenhaltes in der Offentlichkeit und in privaten Gemeinschaften zu setzen, Im Sinne unserer GLOBArt Academy 2009 wollten wir Demokratie nicht auf die rein politisch ideologische Auseinandersetzung reduzieren - sondern als ein allgemeines Denk - und Lebensmodell flir viele Bereiche unseres menschlichen Daseins priifen und diskutieren. Wir hoffen, dassdie von den eingeladenen Experten gesetzrenImpulse und die hier gesammelten Referate zu einer personlichen Befassungmit diesem Themen kreisanregen und danken allen Leserinnen und Lesern fur ihr Interesse. DI Dr.

Academic Freedom After September 11

Author: Beshara Doumani

Publisher: Zone Books (NY)


Category: Education

Page: 327

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Essays on the challenges to academic freedom posed by post-9/11 political interventions and the growing commericialization of knowledge.