detitanise

The act of confronting those people, institutions and corporations that have become too large and powerful to be in the public, community or global interest. The confrontation results in the transfer of titanic power and its re-incorporation into intensely democratic and sumbiocratic decision-making structures at local and sumbioregional levels. In the Symbiocene the Titans will have

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Complexity Theory and Health: Viruses, Bat Attractors, Tractors, Cannibalism and Mad Cows

Written in 1999 as Chapter 3. Complexity and Human Health: Across the Health Hierarchy Nick Higginbotham, Glenn Albrecht, Linda Connor (2001) Health Social Science: A Complexity and Transdisciplinary Perspective. Oxford University Press. Draft 8/8/99           (Glenn Albrecht) CHAPTER 3  THEORIES OF COMPLEXITY 3.1.  Complexity theory: Ideas that transcend disciplines Once we understand that human health is

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Global Dread

Global Dread The experiences of angst, dread, nausea and despair are commonly associated with the writings of the existentialist philosophers such as Sartre and Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard wrote The Concept of Dread in 1844, but it was published in English in 1944. Kierkegaard’s dread was prompted by the tension created in human affairs by “original sin”,

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Meuacide: the extinction of emotions

The extinction of emotions. (From meuə– an Indo-European root for words such as remove, motion and emotion plus cide meaning to kill). Meuacide leads to the extinction of human emotions by forces that, for example, destroy psychological, cultural and biophysical diversity in order to replace rich and diverse emotional connections to place and home at

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Earth Emotions and Ecology

“In many respects, especially for Indigenous people, the scientifically derived terms “ecology,” “ecological,” and “ecosystem” also fail to capture the emotional and cultural dimensions of the human relationship to land. They are useful terms in systems science but not so relevant to the expression of human emotions. Ecosystems are abstractions, as it is impossible to

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The Effort of Blame: Bushfires and Burnt Koalas.

I have meteoranxiety. The red, orange and yellow colours on the satellite weather screen indicate the intensity of precipitation. Yellow is moderate, red is heavy rain. I am being teased by the rain. Only the top of my head is wet but the most savage drought I have experienced in my lifetime (I am 66)

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Marx and Engels on the Sustainable Society

Written in July 1991, revised May 1992, revised for Healthearth Blog November 2011, republished here in December 2019. The now almost orthodox view of Marx and Engels concerning the relationship humans have to the natural environment is that they endorsed a strongly anthropocentric or human centered philosophy which gave humans a position of dominance over

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