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Time treks : the uncertain future of old and new despotisms

Author: Ashis Nandy
Publisher: Calcutta : Seagull, 2008.
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"In this collection of essays, Ashis Nandy uses the metaphor of the future -- imagined utopias, conceptions of cultural possibilities, social critiques of things to come - to redefine the present. Nandy's effort is to demonstrate that, in a world increasingly dominated by a narrow range of ideologies, one must affirm that social ethics and a more humane society can be based on grounds other than those framed for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashis Nandy
ISBN: 9781905422791 1905422792 1905422814 9781905422814
OCLC Number: 260210244
Description: xx, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The twentieth century the ambivalent homecoming of Homo Psychologicus --
2. The fantastic India-Pakistan Battle --
3. Telling the story of communal conflicts in South Asia: interin report on a persoanl search for defining myths --
4. Beyond the Nuclear Age: the future of Futurelessness --
5. The beautiful, expanding future of poverty: popular economics as a psychological defence --
6. Towards an alternative politics of psychology --
7. Humiliation: the politics and cultural psychology of the limits of human degradation --
8. The city of the mind: the darkness and the shadows --
9. Shamans, savages, and the wilderness: on the audibility of dissent and the future of civilizations.
Other Titles: Uncertain future of old and new despotisms
Responsibility: Ashis Nandy.

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"In this collection of essays, Ashis Nandy uses the metaphor of the future -- imagined utopias, conceptions of cultural possibilities, social critiques of things to come - to redefine the present. Nandy's effort is to demonstrate that, in a world increasingly dominated by a narrow range of ideologies, one must affirm that social ethics and a more humane society can be based on grounds other than those framed for the past 200 years by political and psychological forces that have tried to flatten and homogenize the world and reduce the possibility of diverse futures. Nandy critiques the Enlightenment and the limited ideas of 'reason, ' 'progress' and 'development' given shape in Europe. He insists that we own up to our responsibility for alternative systems of knowledge at points in time 'when human beings turn emancipatory ideas, ideologies, and categories into new tools of violence and oppression."--Book cover.

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