Category Archives: Culture & Society

Cruise Ship Blues by Klein

Ross A. Klein. Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry. Gabriola Island, B.C.: New Society Publishers, 2002. Paperback, vi + 200 pp. The cruise ship industry, which attracts over 12 million passengers annually, is a fast-growing multi-billion dollar industry. … Continue reading

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Creating Life Together by Christian

Diana Leafe Christian. Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities. Foreword by Patch Adams. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers, 2003. Large-size paperback, xx + 250 pp. I remember the rush to create intentional communities … Continue reading

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Creating a World that Works for All by Abdullah

Sharif Abdullah. Creating a World That Works For All. Introductory Essay by Václav Havel. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler Publishers, 1999. Paperback, xiv + 226 pp. Abdullah, who also authored The Power of One: Authentic Leadership in Turbulent Times, is the director of … Continue reading

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Conflict, Culture, Change by Sivaraksa

Sulak Sivaraksa. Conflict, Culture, Change: Engaged Buddhism in a Globalizing World. Foreword by Donald Swearer. Boston, Mass.: Wisdom Publications, 2005. Paperback, x + 145 pages. Sulak Sivaraksa, a practicing Buddhist and former monk, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by Perkins

John Perkins. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2004. Hardcover, 250 pp. As Perkins explains, “Economic hit men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars.” He should know, because for … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Economic Globalization by Cavanagh and Mander

John Cavanagh and Jerry Mander, eds. Alternatives to Economic Globalization: A Better World is Possible. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2004. Paperback, vii + 408 pp. This book is the product of a think tank called International Forum on Globalization, formed in 1994. … Continue reading

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Above All, Be Kind by Zoe Weil

Zoe Weil is president of The International Institute for Humane Education and the author of several books on humane education. In her book, she explains “humane” as “having what are considered the best qualities of human beings.” In response to … Continue reading

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