New PDF release: A Political Economy of Attention, Mindfulness and

By Peter Doran

The strength of capital is the facility to focus on our awareness, mildew market-ready identities, and decrease the general public realm to an unending sequence of selections. This has far-reaching implications for our mental, actual and religious future health, and eventually for our worldwide ecology. during this purchaser age, the underlying teachings of Buddhist mindfulness provide greater than person wellbeing and fitness and resilience. in addition they supply new assets of severe inquiry into our collective , and should element, in time, to regulatory tasks within the box of well-being.

This booklet attracts jointly energetic debates from the hot economics of transition, commons and health, 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, particularly by means of Michel Foucault. The 'attention financial system' may 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 area of our minds and subjectivity. This poses questions about the restoration of the 'mindful commons': the practices we needs to domesticate to reclaim our realization, time and lives from the forces of capitalization.?

This is a important source for college students and students of environmental philosophy, environmental psychology, environmental sociology, well-being and new economics, political financial system, environmental politics, the commons and legislation, in addition to Buddhist idea and philosophy.

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