An Ethnography of Crystal and Spiritual Healers in Northern England: Marginal Medicine and Mainstream Concerns

An Ethnography of Crystal and Spiritual Healers in Northern England: Marginal Medicine and Mainstream Concerns

By: Stuart McClean (author)Hardback

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This work focuses on the cyclical structure of the patterns of social change. According to the Wave Principle, patterns of five waves move in the direction of a trend and three waves move against it. The author presents a theory of agency and sociality that serves as a basis for the wave-like character of social change and the individuality of the component waves of the pattern.

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About Author

Michael K. Green is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Oneonta.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Uncertainty and the Human Condition; 2. The M-Strategy for Uncertainty Management; 3. The R-Strategy for Uncertainty Management; 4. The K-Strategy for Uncertainty Management; 5. The W-Strategy for Uncertainty Management; 6. Theories of the Passions; 7. Action and Agency; 8. Happiness; 9. Virtue; 10. Conceptions of Cultural Change; 11. Cycles of Uncertainty; 12. The Condition of Our Condition; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/08/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773456679
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780773456679
  • ISBN10: 0773456678

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