A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and by Peter Doran

By Peter Doran

The strength of capital is the ability to focus on our awareness, mildew market-ready identities, and decrease the general public realm to an unending sequence of decisions. This has far-reaching implications for our mental, actual and non secular overall healthiness, and finally for our international ecology. during this shopper age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness supply greater than person wellbeing and fitness and resilience. in addition they provide new assets of severe inquiry into our collective , and should element, in time, to regulatory projects within the box of well-being.

This e-book attracts jointly vigorous debates from the recent economics of transition, commons and wellbeing and fitness, consumerism, and the rising function of mindfulness in pop culture. Engaged Buddhist practices and teachings correspond heavily to insights in modern political philosophical investigations into the character of strength, significantly by way of Michel Foucault. The 'attention economic climate' could be understood as a brand new enviornment of fight in our age of neoliberal governmentality; because the forces of enclosure – having colonized forests, land and the our bodies of workers – at the moment are prolonged to the world of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions on the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our cognizance, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

This is a invaluable source for college students and students of environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, well-being and new economics, political economic climate, environmental politics, the commons and legislations, in addition to Buddhist concept and philosophy.

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