The Resource Power of gentleness : meditations on the risk of living, (ebook)

Power of gentleness : meditations on the risk of living, (ebook)

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Power of gentleness : meditations on the risk of living
Title
Power of gentleness
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meditations on the risk of living
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eng
Summary
Gentleness is an enigma. Taken up in a double movement of welcoming and giving, it appears on the threshold of passages signed off by birth and death. Because it has its degrees of intensity, because it is a symbolic force, and because it has a transformative ability over things and beings, it is a power. The simplicity of gentleness is misleading. It is an active passivity that may become an extraordinary force of symbolic resistance and, as such, become central to both ethics and politics. Gentleness is a force of secret life-giving transformation linked to what the ancients called potentiality. In our day, gentleness is sold to us under its related form of diluted mawkishness. By infantilizing it our era denies it. This is how we try to overcome the high demands of its subtlety-no longer by fighting it, but by enfeebling it. Language itself is therefore perverted: what our society intends to give the human beings that it crushes "gently," it does in the name of the highest values: happiness, truth, security. From listening to those who come to me and confide their despair, I have heard it expressed in every lived experience. I have felt its force of resistance and its intangible magic. In mediating its relation to the world, it appears that its intelligence carries life, saves and amplifies it
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Dufourmantelle, Anne
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non fiction
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  • Passivity (Psychology)
  • Tenderness (Psychology)
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adult
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Power of gentleness : meditations on the risk of living, (ebook)
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9780823279616
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12062600
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remote
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12062600
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Label
Power of gentleness : meditations on the risk of living, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823279616
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12062600
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12062600
System control number
MWT12062600
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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