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The Geopolitics of Emotion: How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation and Hope ...

  • May 26, 2013 · 10:00 AM

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Are Reshaping the World: Dominique Moisi

This book came top in our first May / June poll.  It scored a very respectable 9 votes.

I may not be able to attend this session as I have a big exam at the beginning of June, therefore, I am looking for a volunteer to host.

Although I have provisionally picked a location, if you want to host, and know somewhere you love or would like to try out, please tell  me and I can change the location.  The only proviso is that it is fairly central/easy to get to.

 

Here's some information about the book again:

Samuel Huntington's landmark book, The Clash of Civilizations, presented a vision of a world divided by cultural differences, national interests, and political ideologies. In The Geopolitics of Emotion, Dominique Moïsi brilliantly demonstrates that the world is nowadays more likely to be shaped by the 'clash of emotions'.

 

Moïsi contends that both Europe and the United States are dominated by a fear of the 'other' and by the loss of their national identity and purpose. For Muslims and Arabs, the combination of historical grievances, exclusion from the economic boon of globalization, and civil and religious warfare has created a culture of humiliation that is quickly devolving into a culture of hatred.

 

And as the West and the Muslim world lock horns, Asia, able to concentrate on building a better future, has come to embody 'the culture of hope'.

 

By making clear the driving emotions behind today's headlines, Dominique Moisi offers a better understanding of the world we live in and perhaps a more constructive approach to the conflicts that plague us.

 

The book can be purchased easily but, if you would like to support an independent, North London retailer, then please check out TheBigGreenBookshop

 

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  • Jessie H.

    It is so nice to discuss interesting topics with such a clever,erudite and interested group of young ladies.I feel so privileged to learn so much from the younger generation.Thank you!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very interesting discussion!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it!

    May 21, 2013

  • Sissel

    Can no longer make it as hoping to go to the Literature festival in Hay. See you all soon!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make this anymore. I purchased the book and everything...hope to make it next time.

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey folks! I'll now be at the meeting on 19th May discussing War Games, so i'm unlikely to find time to read this book as well - so i'm leaving this waitlist. I look forward to meeting some of y'all on 19th May :-)

    March 25, 2013

  • Victoria

    Provisionally I can attend...

    February 26, 2013

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