How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality
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Product Number: Z100153544
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781618034960
Narrator/s: Jeff Harding
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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A lively and razor-sharp critique of mindfulness as it has been enthusiastically co-opted by corporations, public schools, and the US military. Mindfulness is now all the rage. From celebrity endorsements to monks, neuroscientists, and meditation coaches rubbing shoulders with CEO's at the World Economic Forum in Davos, it is clear that mindfulness has gone mainstream. Some have even called it a revolution. But what if, instead of changing the world, mindfulness has become a banal form of capitalist spirituality that mindlessly avoids social and political transformation, reinforcing the neoliberal status quo? In McMindfulness, Ronald Purser debunks the so-called "mindfulness revolution," exposing how corporations, schools, governments, and the military have co-opted it as technique for social control and self-pacification. A lively and razor-sharp critique, Purser busts the myths its salesmen rely on, challenging the narrative that stress is self-imposed and mindfulness is the cure-all. If we are to harness the truly revolutionary potential of mindfulness, we have to cast off its neoliberal shackles, liberating mindfulness for a collective awakening.

Author(s): Ronald E. Purser
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2019

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Author(s): Ronald E. Purser
Product Number EB00752835
Released: Jul 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Repeater
ISBN: #9781912248490

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