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The Collapse of Complex Societies
Author: Joseph Tainter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052138673X
Pages: 250
Year: 1990-03-29
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Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.
L'effondrement des sociétés complexes
Author: Joseph Anthony Tainter
ISBN: 235512051X
Pages: 299
Year: 2013
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The Five Stages of Collapse
Author: Dmitry Orlov
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 155092527X
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-05-10
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A user's guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse.
Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976969
Pages: 608
Year: 2013-03-21
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.
The Collapse of Western Civilization
Author: Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537956
Pages: 112
Year: 2014-07-01
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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and—finally—the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment—the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies—failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization. In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.
Psycho-Analytic Explorations
Author: Donald W. Winnicott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429903707
Pages: 618
Year: 2018-05-04
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This volume contains ninety-two works by this renowned writer, theoretician, and clinician. Includes critiques of Melanie Klein's ideas and insights into the works of other leading psychoanalysts, and thoughts on such concepts as play in the analytic situation, the fate of the transitional object, regression in psychoanalysis, and the use of silence in psychotherapy.
Understanding Collapse
Author: Guy D. Middleton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 110715149X
Pages: 300
Year: 2017-06-30
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In this lively survey, Guy D. Middleton critically examines our ideas about collapse - how we explain it and how we have constructed potentially misleading myths around collapses - showing how and why collapse of societies was a much more complex phenomenon than is often admitted.
The Great Transformation
Author: Karl Polanyi
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080705643X
Pages: 317
Year: 1944
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One of the twentieth century's most thorough and discerning historians, Karl Polanyi sheds "new illumination on . . . the social implications of a particular economic system, the market economy that grew into full stature in the nineteenth century." -R. M. MacIver
The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations
Author: Christopher Lasch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393348350
Pages: 304
Year: 1991-05-17
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When The Culture of Narcissism was first published, it was clear that Christopher Lasch had identified something important: what was happening to American society in the wake of the decline of the family over the last century. The book quickly became a bestseller. This edition includes a new afterword, "The Culture of Narcissism Revisited."
The Long Descent
Author: John Michael Greer
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 0865716099
Pages: 288
Year: 2008-09-01
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Americans are expressing deep concern about US dependence on petroleum, rising energy prices and the threat of climate change. Unlike the energy crisis of the 1970s, however, there is a lurking fear that, now, the times are different and the crisis may not easily be resolved. The Long Descent examines the basis of such fear through three core themes: Industrial society is following the same well-worn path that has led other civilizations into decline, a path involving a much slower and more complex transformation than the sudden catastrophes imagined by so many social critics today. The roots of the crisis lie in the cultural stories that shape the way we understand the world. Since problems cannot be solved with the same thinking that created thyem, these ways of thinking need to be replaced with others better suited to the needs of our time. It is too late for massive programs for top-down change; the change must come from individuals. Hope exists in actions that range from taking up a handicraft or adopting an "obsolete" technology, through planting an organic vegetable garden, taking charge of your own health care or spirituality, and building community. Focusing eloquently on constructive adaptation to massive change, this book will have wide appeal.
De quoi l’effondrement est-il le nom ?
Author: Renaud Duterme
Publisher: Les Éditions Utopia
ISBN: 2919160842
Pages: 144
Year: 2018-02-20
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Et si notre civilisation était au bord de l’effondrement ? Loin d’être réservée aux scénaristes de science-fiction, cette interrogation est de plus en plus pertinente pour de nombreux chercheurs/euses de tous horizons. Les « crises » financière, économique, écologique, climatique, sociale, démocratique, identitaire, politique... ne sont-elles que des « crises », ou assistons-nous à la fin d’un modèle de société qui s’est étendu à l’ensemble du monde en quelques siècles seulement ? Pour autant, que peut signifier ce concept d’effondrement ? Devons-nous interpréter l’explosion des inégalités et des tensions sociales comme des signes avant-coureurs d’une nouvelle crise sociale ou comme ceux d’un effondrement civilisationnel, comme ce fut le cas pour l’empire romain ou la civilisation maya ? Partant de ces questions, ce livre a pour but d’interroger cette notion, en particulier sous l’angle des ségrégations sociales et spatiales. On en vient alors à considérer l’effondrement comme la conséquence probable d’un monde de plus en plus fragmenté, dans lequel coexistent des personnes renfermées sur leur prospérité derrière des murs sans cesse plus hauts, alors que de l’autre côté toujours plus de populations subissent les conséquences des crises multiples. Une fois analysée sous l’angle de leurs responsables, l’amplification annoncée des catastrophes prend un tout autre visage, permettant à l’auteur de poser les bases d’un nouveau système plus juste et plus durable. Avec lucidité, l'auteur décrypte les différentes crises qui affectent notre monde et pose un diagnostic chargé d'espoir. EXTRAIT Selon le vocable suivi par la majorité des médias et des économistes, nous sommes depuis plusieurs années dans une situation de « crise ». Cette dernière serait non seulement financière et économique mais également écologique, sociale, politique, identitaire, etc. Pourtant, ce que traversent nos sociétés est beaucoup plus profond. Alors que le concept de crise suppose un retour à la « normale », notre civilisation industrielle capitaliste est à bout de souffle, étouffée par ses contradictions internes ainsi que par des limites écologiques toujours plus préoccupantes. D’où l’émergence d’un concept de plus en plus récurrent pour désigner la situation actuelle, celui d’effondrement. À PROPOS DE L'AUTEUR Renaud Duterme est licencié en sciences du développement et de la population de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles. Il enseigne la géographie en Belgique et est membre actif du CADTM (Comité pour l’annulation de la dette du tiers monde). Il est l’auteur de Rwanda, une histoire volée, éditions Tribord, 2013 et co-auteur avec Éric De Ruest de La dette cachée de l’économie, Les Liens qui Libèrent, 2014.
The Creative Society of the 21st Century
Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264182470
Pages: 200
Year: 2000-08-11
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This book asks some hard questions about our changing world, and examines the policy opportunities that need to be grasped if we are to foster sustainable social foundations for the 21st century.
The Baron's Cloak
Author: Willard Sunderland
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471060
Pages: 360
Year: 2014-05-09
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Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg (1885–1921) was a Baltic German aristocrat and tsarist military officer who fought against the Bolsheviks in Eastern Siberia during the Russian Civil War. From there he established himself as the de facto warlord of Outer Mongolia, the base for a fantastical plan to restore the Russian and Chinese empires, which then ended with his capture and execution by the Red Army as the war drew to a close. In The Baron’s Cloak, Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire’s final decades through the arc of the Baron’s life, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia. Tracking Ungern’s movements, he transits through the Empire’s multinational borderlands, where the country bumped up against three other doomed empires, the Habsburg, Ottoman, and Qing, and where the violence unleashed by war, revolution, and imperial collapse was particularly vicious. In compulsively readable prose that draws on wide-ranging research in multiple languages, Sunderland recreates Ungern’s far-flung life and uses it to tell a compelling and original tale of imperial success and failure in a momentous time. Sunderland visited the many sites that shaped Ungern’s experience, from Austria and Estonia to Mongolia and China, and these travels help give the book its arresting geographical feel. In the early chapters, where direct evidence of Ungern’s activities is sparse, he evokes peoples and places as Ungern would have experienced them, carefully tracing the accumulation of influences that ultimately came together to propel the better documented, more notorious phase of his career Recurring throughout Sunderland’s magisterial account is a specific artifact: the Baron’s cloak, an essential part of the cross-cultural uniform Ungern chose for himself by the time of his Mongolian campaign: an orangey-gold Mongolian kaftan embroidered in the Khalkha fashion yet outfitted with tsarist-style epaulettes on the shoulders. Like his cloak, Ungern was an imperial product. He lived across the Russian Empire, combined its contrasting cultures, fought its wars, and was molded by its greatest institutions and most volatile frontiers. By the time of his trial and execution mere months before the decree that created the USSR, he had become a profoundly contradictory figure, reflecting both the empire’s potential as a multinational society and its ultimately irresolvable limitations.
Eight Eurocentric Historians
Author: James Morris Blaut
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572305916
Pages: 228
Year: 2000-08-10
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This text examines and critiques the work of a diverse group of Eurocentric historians who have strongly shaped our understanding of world history. It provides invaluable insights and tools for readers across a range of disciplines.
Collapsing Consciously
Author: Carolyn Baker, Ph.D.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583947132
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-11-19
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A collection of probing essays and weekly meditations, this book addresses how to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the impending collapse of industrial civilization. Author Carolyn Baker offers wisdom, inspiration, and a sense of spiritual purpose for anyone who is concerned about the daunting future humankind has created. The author's introduction to Collapsing Consciously articulates our current predicament of economic collapse, environmental degradation, and global conflict and expresses the confusion, anxiety, grief, anger, and despair we all experience when we take a hard look at the present-day global crisis and the likely future of the planet. But rather than showing us ways to prevent the collapse, Baker argues that the demise of our consumerist, corporate culture is inevitable, and that it is crucial to prepare emotionally and spiritually for the certain changes to come. Part 1 is a collection of seventeen essays which argue that while the collapse of industrial society cannot be prevented, its meaning extends far beyond tragedy and loss. These essays ask the reader to delve inward and discover the limitless treasures of the soul, as well as the gratification and exhilaration to be discovered in joining with community in preparing for the future. In part 2, Baker offers fifty-two weekly meditations comprised of spiritual wisdom, inspiration, paradox, comfort, humor, irony, and a persistent challenge to create and savor beauty in the world, regardless of how bleak the future may appear. Collapsing Consciously is a refreshing take on the perilous present and the grim prospects for our future. Instead of quoting discouraging statistics about our predicament, Baker offers a deeper perspective that makes sense of a world that most of the time appears psychotic or even surreal. Through inspiration and perennial wisdom she has created a manual for making meaning and generating joy, especially in situations that feel hopelessly devoid of both. An ebook containing additional meditations is also available: Collapsing Consciously Meditations: Further Reflections for Turbulent Times, ISBN 978-1-58394-758-6. From the Trade Paperback edition.