Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward

Author:   James Howard Kunstler
Publisher:   BenBella Books
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9781948836937


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Format:   Hardback
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Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward


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Forget the speculation of pundits and media personalities. For anyone asking 'Now what?' the answer is out there. You just have to know where to look. In his 2005 book, The Long Emergency, James Howard Kunstler described the global predicaments that would pitch the USA into political and economic turmoil in the 21st century-the end of affordable oil, climate irregularities, and flagging economic growth, to name a few. Now, he returns with a book that takes an up-close-and-personal approach to how real people are living now-surviving The Long Emergency as it happens. Through his popular blog, Clusterf**ck Nation, Kunstler has had the opportunity to connect with people from across the country. They've shared their stories with him-sometimes over years of correspondence - and in Living in the Long Emergency: Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward, he shares them with us, offering an eye-opening and unprecedented look at what's really going on 'out there' in the US - and beyond. Coming from all walks of life, the individuals you'll meet in these pages have one thing in common: their stories acutely illustrate the changing realities real people are facing - and coping with - every day. In profiles of their fascinating lives, Kunstler paints vivid, human portraits that offer a 'slice of life' from people whose struggles and triumphs all too often go ignored. With personal accounts from a Vermont baker, homesteaders, a building contractor in the Baltimore ghetto, a white nationalist, and many more, Living in the Long Emergency is a unique and timely exploration of how the lives of everyday Americans are being transformed, for better and for worse, and what these stories tell us both about the future and about human perseverance.

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Author:   James Howard Kunstler
Publisher:   BenBella Books
Imprint:   BenBella Books
ISBN:  

9781948836937


ISBN 10:   1948836939
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Revisiting the Issues She Looked at in Her 1975 Book 'Women in Modern Singapore'; Women and Politics; Violence Against Women - A Historical Account; Women and Ageing; Women and Men and the Family; Uterine Utterances (The Uteri of Singapore Speak); Nurturing Nature; Women and Civil Society; Motherhood - A Sociological and Personal View; The Paths Taken by 3 (or More) Generations of Women in a Family; Remarkable Women - A Journey to Find Significant Sisters; The View of a Young Singapore Woman; Evolution of the Women's Charter; Women and Religion; Malay Women and the Opportunities Over the Decades; Women in the Singapore Economy in the Past 50 Years; Women and the Labour Movement; Women and Teaching; Women and Social Enterprise/Entrepreneurship; The Financial Life of My Maternal Grandmother and 5 Aunties; Women and Domestic Work; Women and Law; Women and Sex Work; Women and Sports; Women and Fashion; Women and Food; Women in Singapore Literature; A Poem; Beyond Diplomacy - Shaping International Norms for Our Shared Future; Foreign Service - A Personal Account; The Quiet Role of the Diplomat's Wife;

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of more than twenty books, both nonfiction and fiction, including The Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, Too Much Magic, and the World Made By Hand series, set in a post-economic-collapse American future. Kunstler started his journalism career at the Boston Phoenix and was an editor and staff writer for Rolling Stone, before dropping out to write books. He's published op-eds and articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The American Conservative. He was born and raised in New York City but has lived in upstate New York for many years.

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