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Author Moïsi, Dominique.

Title The geopolitics of emotion : how cultures of fear, humiliation, and hope are reshaping the world / Dominique Moïsi.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2009.

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 Moore Stacks  JZ1318 .M64 2009    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed., [American ed.]
Description xii, 176 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-172) and index.
Contents Introduction: The clash of emotions -- Globalization, identity, and emotions -- The culture of hope -- The culture of humiliation -- The culture of fear -- Hard cases -- The world in 2025.
Summary 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.
Subject Globalization -- Psychological aspects.
Cultural relations -- Psychological aspects.
Geopolitics -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 0385523769