Wild Hunger: The Primal Roots of Modern Addiction

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Rowman & Littlefield, 27 d’oct. 1999 - 304 pàgines
This pioneering work explores why our culture is plagued by addictions--by giving serious attention to our genetic legacy from our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
 

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Wilshire (philosophy, Rutgers Univ.) argues that addictive behaviors from smoking to overeating to alcoholism result from modern humanity's loss of ecstatic connection with nature and that society can ... Llegeix la ressenya completa

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Hunger for Ecstatic Connectedness
ix
Natures Regenerative Cycles
1
Ecstasy Deprivation and Addictive Remedies
3
Rediscovering Space Time Body Self
29
Circular Power Returning into Itself
47
The Intimate Otherness of BodySelfs World Addiction As Frightened Response
59
Addiction Circular Power ShortCircuited
81
The More Than Merely Human Hunger to Belong
83
Body Nose Viscera Earth
149
Art and Truth
169
Harmony with Nature
191
Mother Nature Circular Power Returning into Itself
193
Technology As Ecstasy How Do We Deal with It?
221
The Awesome World
249
Sources
261
Acknowledgments
277

Medical Materialism and the Fragmented Grasp of Addiction
95
Possession Addiction Fragmentation Is a Healing Community Possible?
123
Smoking As Ritual Smoking As Addiction
135
Index
279
About the Author
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