An Unnatural Order: The Roots of Our Destruction of Nature

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Lantern Books, 2004 - 319 من الصفحات
First published by Simon & Schuster in 1993 and then by Continuum in 1998, Jim Mason's An Unnatural Order has become a classic. Now in a new Lantern edition, the book explores, from an anthropological, sociocultural, and holistic perspective, how and why we have cut ourselves off from other animals and the natural world, and the toll this has taken on our consciousness, our ability to steward nature wisely, and the will to control our own tendencies.

Jim Mason writes: "My own view is that the primal worldview, updated by a scientific understanding of the living world, offers the best hope for a human spirituality. Life on earth is the miracle, the sacred. The dynamic living world is the creator, the First Being, the sustainer, and the final resting place for all living beings--humans included. We humans evolved with other living beings; their lives informed our lives. They provided models for our existence; they shaped our minds and culture. With dominionism out of the way, we could enjoy a deep sense of kinship with the other animals, which would give us a deep sense of belonging to our living world.

"Then, once again, we could feel for this world. We could feel included in the awesome family of living beings. We could feel our continuum with the living world. We could, once again, feel a genuine sense of the sacred in the world."

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ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

AN UNNATURAL ORDER: Uncovering the Roots of Our Domination of Nature and Each Other

معاينة المستخدمين  - Kirkus

Throw a brick, suggests attorney Mason (coauthor, Animal Factories, 1980), and chances are good that you'll hit a ``dominionist''—someone convinced of the natural superiority of human beings and of ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

An unnatural order: uncovering the roots of our domination of nature and each other

معاينة المستخدمين  - Not Available - Book Verdict

This is one of a number of recent books that trace both environmental destruction and social oppression to the Western world view that sets humankind outside of, above, and in conflict with nature ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

الصفحات المحددة

المحتوى

Preface
11
Dominionism Identified
21
Before Agriculture A World Alive and Ensouled
50
Animals The Most Moving Things in the World
91
Agriculture A New Relationship with Nature a New World Order for Living Beings
118
Misothery and the Reduction of Animals and Nature
158
Misogyny and the Reduction of Women and Female Power
186
Racism and Colonialism Dominating Lands and Others
210
Rituals of Dominionism Then and Now
242
Beyond Dominionism
269
References
299
Index
310
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الصفحة 57 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
الصفحة 279 - Men have gained control over the forces of nature to such an extent that with their help they would have no difficulty in exterminating one another to the last man. They know this, and hence comes a large part of their current unrest, their unhappiness and their mood of anxiety. And now it is to be expected that the other of the two "Heavenly Powers," eternal Eros, will make an effort to assert himself in the struggle with his equally immortal adversary.
الصفحة 54 - You ask me to plow the ground! Shall I take a knife and tear my mother's bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest. "You ask me to dig for stone! Shall I dig under her skin for her bones? Then when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again. "You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it, and be rich like white men! But how dare I cut off my...
الصفحة 30 - And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas; and let fowl multiply in the earth.
الصفحة 112 - N the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals,1 for Tirawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beasts, and that from them, and from the stars and the sun and the moon should man learn. Tirawa spoke to man through his works, and the Pawnee understands the heavens, the beasts, and the plants.
الصفحة 234 - The older they get the worse they become. About the age of ten or twelve years, they seem to have some civilization, but later they become like real brute beasts.
الصفحة 224 - But it wasn't the jungle blacks brought with them to this place from the other (livable) place. It was the jungle whitefolks planted in them. And it grew. It spread. In, through and after life, it spread, until it invaded the whites who had made it. Touched them every one.
الصفحة 31 - And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life...
الصفحة 30 - Christianity, in absolute contrast to ancient paganism and Asia's religions (except, perhaps, Zoroastrianism), not only established a dualism of man and nature but also insisted that it is God's will that man exploit nature for his proper ends.
الصفحة 40 - I am come in very truth leading to you Nature with all her children to bind her to your service and make her your slave.

حول المؤلف (2004)

Jim Mason is an attorney, journalist, lecturer, and coauthor (with Peter Singer) of Animal Factories (1990) and The Ethics of What We Eat (2005).

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