Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice

Zainab Amadahy


Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice

Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice

  • Title: Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice
  • Author: Zainab Amadahy
  • ISBN: 9781481877893
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback



Emerging knowledge and time tested wisdom can inform and reinforce social justice activism New scientific information about our brains, hearts and the biology of human interaction will amaze and delight those who seek a generous, compassionate and peaceful world Framed within the context of Indigenous and other ancient wisdoms, this new knowledge can inform, transfoEmerging knowledge and time tested wisdom can inform and reinforce social justice activism New scientific information about our brains, hearts and the biology of human interaction will amaze and delight those who seek a generous, compassionate and peaceful world Framed within the context of Indigenous and other ancient wisdoms, this new knowledge can inform, transform and revolutionize movement building.Our collective paradigm is shifting and science is firmly on the side of social justice Like the rebels of the original Star Wars trilogy who brought down the Empire, activists can effectively wield The Force.For a video series that explores issues discussed in this book swallowsongs videos


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If not obvious, the book's title is a playful reference to Star Wars. And from my understanding "the force" in this case is compassion. I first read some of Zainab's beautiful articles on community in Rabble. For a glimpse of her thinking on relationality and activism, you can check out: rabble/news/2010/07/communiWhile the term “self help” is not used, Wielding the Force is arguably somewhat of a self help book. However, whereas self help books tend to be mired in individualism and lacking [...]

Zainab Amadahy asked social justice activists a number of important and provocative questions. Can we be happy revolutionaries? Is protest the highest aspiration of community empowerment? How would self-compassion translate into a collective setting? Which emotions inform your philosophy, political opinions and actions? Using various scientific concepts (neuroplasticity, electromagnetism, energetic connection across species etc.) Zainab argues for an activism that is grounded in peace, calm and [...]

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rabble/books/reviews/2013/0Review by Harsha WaliaIn her opening pages of Wielding the Force: The Science of Social Justice, Zainab Amadahy highlights the work of a French Buddhist monk who also has a PhD in molecular genetics -- I did my undergrad in microbiology so, I was pretty excited to see that! -- to clarify that the worlds of "science" and "spirit" are not mutually exclusive; rather they are overlapping.Amadahy's book is a compendium of information on the science of social justice and hea [...]


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