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Nurturing Our Humanity: How Domination and Partnership Shape Our Brains, Lives, and Future

Riane Eisler and Douglas P. Fry

Abstract

Nurturing Our Humanity sheds new light on our personal and social options in today’s world, showing how we can build societies that support our great human capacities for consciousness, caring, and creativity. It brings together findings—largely overlooked—from the natural and social sciences debunking the popular idea that we are hardwired for selfishness, war, rape, and greed. Its groundbreaking approach reveals connections between disturbing trends like climate change denial and regressions to strongman rule. Moving past right versus left, religious versus secular, Eastern versus Western, a ... More

Keywords: biocultural, consciousness, human nature, caring, human rights, brain development, gender, human well-being, partnership, domination

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190935726
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190935726.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Riane Eisler, author
Adjunct Professor, California Institute for Integral Studies Transformative Leadership Graduate Program, San Francisco; Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Douglas P. Fry, author
Professor & Chairperson, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham