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Rambo and the Dalai Lama: The Compulsion to Win and Its Threat to Human Survival / Edition 1

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Overview

Contrasts two approaches to conflicts and their resolution: the aggressive, confrontative elements of the adversary paradigm represented by the fictional figure Rambo, and the compassionate non-violence of the mutuality paradigm advocated by the Dalai Lama.
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Analyzes the assumption that human life is based on conflicts of interest, wars, and the opposition of people to each other and to nature as an adversary paradigm that supplies meaning and orientation to the world. An alternative paradigm suggests cooperation, caring, nurturing, and loving as equally viable ways of organizing relationships of humans to each other and to nature. The author asserts that a shifting emphasis from adversarialism to mutuality is essential to the survival of the human species. Foreword by the Dalai Lama. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791437841
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1998
  • Series: SUNY Series in Global Conflict and Peace Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Part I. Background, Method, Problem

1. On Cruelty and Social Change

2. To Overcome or Not to Overcome: That is the Question

Part II. Paradigm Shift

3. "Oh to be Torn 'twist Love and Duty"

4. Two Paradigms

5. Two Compulsions

6. The Terrifier

Part III. Adversary Rituals of Coercison

7. Rituals of Killing and Revenge

8. Rituals of Undermining

9. Rituals of Supposed Superiority

10. Rituals of Faulting

Part IV. Mutuality under Way

11. The Other As Complement Rather Than Threat

12. The Emergence of Empathy

13. Reapproapriating the Self

14. Seeds of Mutuality I: Old Seeds in Old Institutions

15. Seeds of Mutuality II: New Seeds in Old Institutions

16. Seeds of Mutuality III: New Seeds in New Institutions

Part V. Conclusion

17. Three Stretches toward Globalism

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2000

    A Great Read!

    without a doubt one of the most interesting books i have read in a long while... fellman's views on war and peace and the human drive for competition and mutuality/adversarialism are truly absorbing. i only wish i had the hard back edition...

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