Human Life Matters : The Ecology of Sustainable Human Living vs. the Rule of the Barbarians
This text explores how we can reverse the empowerment of those who value aggressive competitive behaviour so that those in power have human wellbeing as the guiding principle they use for decision making. It challenges the brutalization of children currently occurring under the umbrella of socialization and misnomer of care in many cultures and highlights the existence of innumerable alternative ways of being far more amenable to human and global advancement. Addressing barbaric infiltration of ourselves, our intimate relationships and our cultures can enable quantum, transformative human change. One of the aims of the book is to encourage wider, and deeper, conversation about the nature of justice and about approaches that can transform the vast global imbalances we face. Caring alliance, effective resistance, radical thought and transformative behaviour, made on behalf of the defenceless and the voiceless, can effect global cultural change. The book concludes with easy things the average person can do to foster, and support, human dignity as the foundation for all global, national, local and individual decision making.
- Paperback | 242 pages
- 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
- 26 Apr 2010
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- North Charleston SC, United States
About Dr Katie Thomas
Dr. Katie Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Development Health and Honorary Associate with the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. Her research interests centre on issues of social justice and the nurturance of children. At the macro-social level this includes public policy and the feminization of poverty. At the meso-level it includes the psycho-social effects of exclusion, trauma recovery and the development of social support for marginalized people. Her work gives her a base of applied knowledge and she is committed to research that provides immediate practical benefits for participants and that promotes positive social change. Dr. Thomas has conducted industry and social profiling for government and NGOs at national, state and local levels; community research with rural and remote communities and social research with marginalised groups across the State. She is a member of ACP, APS, AWID, FOMEX, SCRA, WASS and UCP-SAR. For further information go to http: katiethomas.elementfx.com.