The Age of Insecurity: Coming Together as Things Fall Apart (CBC Massey Lectures) (Paperback)

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These days, everyone feels insecure. We are financially stressed and emotionally overwhelmed. The status quo isn't working for anyone, even those who appear to have it all. What is going on?

In this urgent cultural diagnosis, author and activist Astra Taylor exposes how seemingly disparate crises--rising inequality and declining mental health, the ecological emergency, and the threat of authoritarianism--originate from a social order built on insecurity. From home ownership and education to the wellness industry and policing, many of the institutions and systems that promise to make us more secure actually undermine us.

Mixing social critique, memoir, history, political analysis, and philosophy, this genre-bending book rethinks both insecurity and security from the ground up. By facing our existential insecurity and embracing our vulnerability, Taylor argues, we can begin to develop more caring, inclusive, and sustainable forms of security to help us better weather the challenges ahead. The Age of Insecurity will transform how you understand yourself and society--while illuminating a path toward meaningful change.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781487011932
ISBN-10: 1487011938
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: CBC Massey Lectures