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Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition

Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Norberg-Hodge, Helena
Foreword by the Dalai Lama, H. H.

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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-...reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.
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ISBN 9780692530627
Publisher Local Futures
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780692530627
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Local Futures
Imprint Local Futures
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Norberg-Hodge, Helena
Foreword by the Dalai Lama, H. H.
Category Globalization
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Development Economics
Environmental Economics
Number of Pages 244
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 318g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text General/trade