The Geopolitics of Emotion

The Geopolitics of Emotion

How Cultures of Fear, Humiliation, and Hope Are Reshaping the World

Book - 2009
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The first book to investigate the far-reaching emotional impact of globalization. Dominique Moïsi, an authority on international affairs, argues that our post-9/11 world has become divided by more than cultural fault lines. He chronicles how the geopolitics of today is characterized by a "clash of emotions," and how cultures of fear, humiliation, and hope are reshaping the world. Moïsi contends that the United States and Europe have been dominated by fears of the "other" and of their loss of a national identity and purpose. For Muslims, the combination of historical grievances, exclusion from the economic boon of globalization, and civil and religious conflicts have created a culture of humiliation that is quickly devolving into a culture of hatred. Meanwhile, Asia has been able to concentrate on building a better future and seizing the economic initiative from the American-dominated West, creating a new culture of hope. How will these varying emotions influence the political, social, and cultural conflicts that roil our world? And what will the effect of the world economic crisis be?--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385523769
Call Number: 303.482 M728g
Characteristics: xii, 176 p. ; 25 cm


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May 06, 2017

Great book, especially if you are interested in diplomacy. I gained basic understanding of the Middle Eastern issues. Tiny, but mighty book. I usually consume large works in a short amount of time, but it took me a while with this one because I needed time to reflect on it before delving further into it.


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