The Modern Prince and the Modern Sage: Transforming Power and Freedom (Hardback)
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The Modern Prince and the Modern Sage: Transforming Power and Freedom (Hardback)

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Hardback 664 Pages / Published: 10/09/2009
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Ever since the Renaissance in the thirteenth century, the 'prince' has been the dominant archetype of 'being' and 'becoming'. Power and politics have provided the modern world with determinant frames of self-constitution and social emancipation, along with a singular definition of 'freedom'. In this context, The Modern Prince and the Modern Sage: Transforming Power and Freedom is concerned with rethinking and transforming the concepts of 'power' and 'freedom' in discourse, society and history.

This book draws from various sources-traditions of wisdom, creative experiments in socio-political theorizing and spiritual mobilizations-and brings together voices of struggle and movements for creative transformations from around the world. It addresses epochal issues of our times such as responsibility and shared sovereignties and appeals to a wide readership in humanities and social sciences and would be of interest to all seeking souls and movements. It will also be an invaluable reading resource for students and researchers of social and political theory, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, development studies, cultural studies and religious studies.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788178298276
Number of pages: 664
Weight: 820 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 38 mm


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Ananta Kumar Giri has been furrowing in the frontier regions of contemporary sociological theory. He and a most admirable group of social theorists and philosophers from several countries find that even their frontier worlds are pervaded by mutual challenges between power-craving princes and freedom-seeking sages. Giri has assembled here 29 cutting-edge essays and much-needed wise reflections on vitally important topics such as development ethics and poverty, the power of non-violent movements, and the moral dimension in world history, Islam and human rights, Buddhist reflections on human security, Gandhian empowerment, and the example of the construction in South Africa of structures of cooperations -- Thomas Pantham

As one reads the volume one is touched by the intellectual honesty of the authors and by their probing analysis of ideas and practices relating to power and freedom.

-- Artha Vijnana

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