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Getting a grip : clarity, creativity, and courage in a world gone mad

Author: Frances Moore Lappé
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Small Planet Media : Distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing, ©2007.
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[This book] connects readers' personal passions with actions they can take...to help create the world they want."-p. [4] of cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lappé, Frances Moore.
Getting a grip.
Cambridge, MA : Small Planet Media : Distributed by Chelsea Green Publishing, c2007
(OCoLC)609352301
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frances Moore Lappé
ISBN: 0979414245 9780979414244
OCLC Number: 153580193
Description: xv, 186 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Clarity --
1: The straightjacket --
Peeling away the layers --
Elections plus a market....that's democracy? --
Lizzie's lessons --
Thin democracy's pitfalls --
Deeper dangers --
Humility and hope --
2: New eyes --
Goodness of or in human nature? --
An ecology of democracy: five qualities --
A premise of plenty, a spiral of hope --
3: What democracy feels like --
Nine dimensions: some glimpses --
Why now? four revolutions --
Creativity --
4: Power invisible --
One choice we don't have --
Mirrors in our brains --
Power isn't a four-letter word --
Relational power's under-appreciated sources --
Drops count --
5: The art of power --
Democracy's arts --
The power of simply listening --
Conflict as creative --
Kids learn conflict is okay --
6: Talking democracy --
Globalization or global corporate power? --
Free market-free trade or fair market-fair trade? --
Regulations or standards? --
Consumers or buyers? --
Courage --
7: Seize the moment --
A downward spin --
A rude shock --
8: When fear means go --
Fear as pure energy --
Fear and conflict --
As it is --
Old thoughts, new thoughts --
Inner applause --
9: Sanity in motion --
Claiming our sanity --
Protection --
A cautionary tale, the danger of good intentions --
On issues versus entry points --
An internal checklist --
Bold humility --
Knowing.
Responsibility: Frances Moore Lappé.

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[This book] connects readers' personal passions with actions they can take...to help create the world they want."-p. [4] of cover.

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