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The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the Politics of Meaning.

Gabel, Peter.

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ISBN 10: 0965502961 / ISBN 13: 9780965502962
Published by Acacia Books and New College of California, San Francisco, California, 2000
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Octavo in dust jacket, xiv, 242 pp., index Inscribed by the author on the free front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 61943

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Title: The Bank Teller and Other Essays on the ...

Publisher: Acacia Books and New College of California, San Francisco, California

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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THE BANK TELLER explores the desire within each of us to overcome our isolation and to see and be seen by the other in a relation of authentic connectedness. Peter Gabel asserts that this desire for “mutual recognition” is the very foundation of our social being, and is as fundamental in the spiritual realm as the need for food and shelter is in the material realm. He shows how the fear of humiliation blocks our capacity to become fully present to each other and leads us to collectively reproduce an alienated and artificial society that isolates us from one another and from the capacity to fully experience the natural world. In a series of strikingly original essays, Gabel shows how “the opening up of desire” requires a fundamental challenge to our existing social institutions and a new political strategy that invents new forms of work, friendship, and community.

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PETER GABEL is president of New College of California, associate editor of Tikkun magazine, and co-founder with Michael Lerner of the Politics of Meaning. He is part of a wider community of friends and coworkers who strive to remain true to the insights and ideals of the 1960s that first united them. Peter lives with his partner, Lisa Jaicks, and their son, Sam, in San Francisco.

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