Monoculture: How One Story Is Changing Everything

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Red Clover Press, Apr 25, 2011 - Civilization
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Winner of the 2011 George Orwell Award. 

One of The Atlantic's top psychology books of 2011. 

As human beings, we've always told stories: stories about who we are, where we come from, and where we're going. Now imagine that one of those stories is taking over the others, narrowing our diversity and creating a monoculture. Because of the rise of the economic story, six areas of your world - your work, your relationships with others and the environment, your community, your physical and spiritual health, your education, and your creativity - are changing, or have already changed, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. And because how you think shapes how you act, the monoculture isn't just changing your mind - it's changing your life.

In Monoculture, F.S. Michaels draws on extensive research and makes surprising connections among disciplines to take a big-picture look at how one story is changing everything. Her research and writing have been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Killam Trusts, and regional and municipal arts councils. Michaels has an MBA, and lives and writes in British Columbia.


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User Review  - cdogzilla - LibraryThing

An interesting idea given utterly superficial treatment. You'd think a book that's nearly a third references and recommended reading would be more substantive. Virtually the only passages worth taking note of were the epigrams and extended quotes from other works. Read full review

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User Review  - seldombites - LibraryThing

I tried to read this book several times. I feel the concept is sound and there is a good point being made, but it is being made in such a way that I was bored to tears. I just could not make it through to the end. Read full review


What Is a Monoculture?
The One Story
Your Work
Your Relationships With Others and the Natural World
Your Community
Your Physical and Spiritual Health
Your Education
Your Creativity
The Monoculture Effect
Finding Another Way

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