Avancerad sökning
Din kundvagn är tom
Ändra i din kundvagn Gå till kassan
Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives
  • Undertitel A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives
  • Författare:

    Jane Brox

  • Förlag:

    HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

  • Bandtyp: Inbunden
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 201901
  • Antal sidor: 320
  • Vikt i gram: 431
  • ISBN10:0544702484
  • ISBN13:9780544702486

Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

(Inbunden)
Beskrivning:

From the author of the "dazzling epic"* Brilliant, a compelling history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind--in prisons, in places of contemplation, and in our own lives

Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than any absolute; how it has influenced ideas of the self, soul, and society. Brox traces its place as a transformative power in the monastic world from Medieval Europe to the very public life of twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, whose love for silence deepened even as he faced his obligation to speak out against war. This fascinating history of ideas also explores the influence the monastic cell had on one of society's darkest experiments in silence: Eastern State Penitentiary. Conceived of by one of the Founding Fathers and built on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the penitentiary's early promulgators imagined redemption in imposed isolation, but they badly misapprehended silence's dangers.

Finally, Brox's rich exploration of silence's complex and competing meanings leads us to imagine how we might navigate our own relationship with silence today, for the transformation it has always promised, in our own lives.

*Time

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
Pris195 kr
Lägg i kundvagn Pris169 kr
Uppgång och fall
av Strömquist, Liv
Lägg i kundvagn Pris189 kr
Miniatyrmakaren
av Burton, Jessie
Pris54 kr
Min mors självbiografi
av Kincaid, Jamaica
Pris203 kr