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Social healing, Ananta Kumar Giri

Label
Social healing, Ananta Kumar Giri
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Social healing
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Oclc number
1381713311
Responsibility statement
Ananta Kumar Giri
Summary
"Social Healing draws on a transdisciplinary approach- bringing sociology, philosophy, psychology, and spirituality together - to understand health, social suffering, and healing in our contemporary world. It shows how we can transform the present discourse and reality of social suffering by multi-dimensional movements of social healing. The author argues for the need for a new art of healing in place of the dominant and pervasive technology and politics of killing. It discusses manifold creative theories and practices of healing in self, society, and the world as well as new movements in social theory, philosophy, and social sciences which deploy creative methods of art and performance in healing our psychic and social wounds. It explores the spiritual, social, ethical, and political dimensions of health and healing. This pioneering work will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of social theory, sociology, politics, philosophy, and psychology"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Foreword -- Notes -- Preface -- Acknowledgment and Gratitude -- Social Healing: An Introduction and an Invitation -- Bibliography -- Part I: The Visions, Calling and Challenges of Social Healing -- Chapter 1: Social Healing: Society as a Patient, Metapathology, and the Challenges of Self and Social Transformations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Society as a Patient: With and Beyond Social Suffering and Social Pathology -- Social Healing -- Social Healing and the Calling of Metapathology -- Healing and the Challenges of Self and Social Transformations -- Health as a Journey of Wholeness -- In Lieu of a Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 2: Social Healing: The Calling of Transformative Harmony -- Introduction and Invitation -- The Discourse of Harmony -- Harmony and Disharmony -- Transformative Harmony -- Transformative Harmony: Compassion and Confrontation -- Compassionate Confrontation -- Striving for Transformative Harmony -- Sadhana and Struggles -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 3: Life Worlds and Living Words -- Introduction and Invitation -- The Calling of Life World: Husserl and Beyond -- Life Worlds and the Challenge of Crying Consciousness: Colonization of the Life World and Beyond -- Living Words -- Living Words, Pragmatics of Communication and Spiritual Pragmatics -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 4: Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society: Social Healing, Posthumanism and New Horizons of Theory and Practice and the Calling of Planetary Conversations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Crisis of Humanism, the Limits of Socio-Centrism and the Challenge of Posthuman Transformations -- Spiritual Pragmatism as Mystical PragmatismSpiritual Pragmatism: Self, Culture and Society as Fields of Practical Mysticism and Practical Transcendence -- Spiritual Pragmatism: A New Eros and Transformation of Democracy -- Walking with Spiritual Pragmatism as a Way of a Continued Adventure of Consciousness and Posthuman Transformations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 5: Healing the Dualism between Subjectivity and Objectivity: Transforming the Subjective and the Objective and the Calling of Transpositional Subjectobjectivity -- Introduction and Invitation -- Transforming the Subjective -- Transforming the Objective -- Transpositional Movements -- Multi-topial Hermeneutics -- Transpositional Subjectobjectivity -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 6: Social Healing and Healing Epistemologies: With and Beyond Epistemologies from the South, Ontological Epistemology of Participation, Multi -topial Hermeneutics and the Contemporary Challenges of Planetary Realizations -- Introduction and Invitation -- With and Beyond Epistemologies from the South: Transcending Dualism and Transforming Area Studies into Zones of Pregnant Thinking and Becoming -- With and Beyond Epistemologies from the South: The Calling of Ontological Epistemology of Participation -- Realities and Realizations -- Multi- topial Hermeneutics -- Meditative Verbs of Co-Realizations: Disjunctions, Emergence and Compassionate Confrontation -- With and Beyond Reason: Intuition, Imagination and Supramental Transformation -- Planetary Realizations -- In Lieu of a Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 7: Healing the Theoretical Pathology of Eurocentrism and Ethnocentrism: Social Theory and Asian Dialogues and Planetary Conversations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Rethinking Theory -- Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Cultivating Planetary ConversationsSocial Theory and Asian Dialogues: Beyond the Two Predicaments of Socio-Centrism and Self-Centrism -- Confucianism and the Calling of Planetary Conversations -- Meditative Verbs of Pluralizations -- Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: From Judgmental Comparison to Generous Comparison of Comparisons -- Social Theory and Asian Dialogues: Genealogy, Generosity and the Calling of a Post-colonial Cosmopolis -- Theorizing as Walking and Dancing Meditations: The Calling of Cultivating New Words and Worlds -- Cultivating Planetary Conversations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Part II: Global Social Healing and the Calling of Planetary Lokasamgraha -- Chapter 8: Interrogating, Confronting and Reconstituting Displacement and a New Politics, Poetics and Spirituality of Dwelling: The Ethics, Aesthetics and Responsibility of Home and the World -- Introduction and Invitation -- Interrogating and Confronting Displacement -- Resisting Displacement: The Poetics and Politics of the Baliapal Struggle -- Displacement, Resettlement and the Vocation of Dwelling -- Dwelling Livable Lives -- Ethics, Aesthetics and Responsibility -- With and Beyond Displacement and the Calling of Social Healing -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 9: Healing Identities: Identity and Ahimsa -- Introduction and Invitation -- Identity -- Transpositional Identity Formation -- Overcoming Identitarian Violence: Cultivating Pathways of Identity and Ahimsa -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 10: Social Healing and Circles of Gender Liberation -- Introduction and Invitation -- With and Beyond Power and Empowerment -- Resisting and Transforming Domination: The Calling and Challenges of Satyagraha -- Movements of Gender Liberation and the Calling of Transforming Dance -- Circles of Gender Liberation and the Calling of Lokasamgraha -- Circles of Gender Liberation: Love, Learning and LaborBy the Way of Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 11: Social Healing and the Challenges of Transforming Caste Domination and the Challenges of Structural Transformations and Transformation of Consciousness: Ambedkar, Shankara and Beyond -- Introduction and Invitation -- Annihilation of Caste: Ambedkar's Challenge and the Calling of Transformations -- Annihilation of Caste: Upanishads, Atma Shatakam and Rohit Vemula -- Annihilation of Caste: Limits of Annihilation, Socio-Political Mobilization and the Challenges of Transformation of Consciousness -- Buddhism, Vedanta and Tantra -- Transpositional Movements -- Multi- topial hermeneutics, the Question of Caste and the Challenges of Transformation of Consciousness: Ambedkar, Gandhi, Sri Aurobindo and Beyond -- Self and Other and Creation of Non-Domineering and Evolutionary Solidarity -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 12: Social Healing and Networks of Agape and Creativity: Learning Across Borders and the Calling of Planetary Realizations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Networks of Agape and Creativity: Being Students of Life with Life and the World -- Internationalization of Education: Institutional Creativity and Networks of Creativity -- Education for Creativity and the Calling of a New Enlightenment: Learning Across Borders and the Calling of Planetary Realizations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 13: Healing and the Challenges of New Institutions of Learning: Universities at the Cross-Roads and the Challenges of Experimental Creativity and the Challenges of Alternative Planetary Futures -- Introduction and Invitation -- Universities at Crossroads: Contemporary Reflections -- Creative Experiments and Pathways with our Futures -- Summing Up in Our Unfolding Journey -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 14: Social Healing and a New Art of Border Crossing -- Introduction and InvitationRethinking Boundaries, Borders and Margins -- Borders and Margins: Some Contemporary Reflections -- Art of Border Crossing: Towards a Festivity of Incompleteness and An Artistic Ontological Epistemology of Participation -- Towards a New Art of Border Crossing and a New Aesthetic Politics -- By the Way of Conclusion: The Sadhana and Struggle of a New Art of Border Crossing -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 15: Healing the Wound of Roots and Routes: Cross-Fertilizing Roots and Routes, Ethnicity and the Calling of Socio-Cultural Regeneration and Planetary Realizations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Ethnicity, Cultural Rights and Cultural Regeneration: In Between Root and Routes -- Beyond Culturalist Holism and Ethnic Absolutism -- Creating Cultures, Spaces and Politics of Hospitality -- Cultural Regeneration and Planetary Realizations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 16: Healing the Wounds of Religious Ignorance and Arrogance: The Multiverse of Hindu Engagement with Christianity and Plural Streams of Creative Co-Walking, Contradictions, Confrontations and Reconciliations -- Introduction and Invitation -- Complex Histories of Co-Walking from the Hindu Shores -- Hindu Christian Engagement: From the Shore of Christian Journey -- Interrogating Available Tropes of Hindu-Christian Engagement: Dalits and Adivasis -- Hindu-Christian Engagement: Colonialism, Evangelism and Conversion -- Hindu-Christian Engagement: Continued and Contemporary Challenges -- The Multiverse of Hindu-Christian Relations: Limits and Possibilities -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Chapter 17: Social Healing and the Challenges of Transforming Suffering and Striving for Reconciliation and Peace -- Introduction and Invitation -- Phenomenology of Peace and a New Ethics of Reconciliation -- Transformative Reconciliation and Striving for Peace -- Towards a New Art of IntegrationBy the Way of Conclusion: Philosophy, Sociology and Beyond
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