New Publication September 2013:

Dignity - A Multidimensional View

Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos

143 pages, hardcover

ISBN 978-1-937570-37-8

About the author

Francisco Cardoso Gomes de Matos is a peace linguist and educator. He is professor emeritus at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil.

More info can be found at the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies website.

Excerpt from Evelin Lindner's foreword:

... Humankind is moving, sometimes two steps ahead and one step back, through dramatic and often painful relational changes from authoritarian societies toward partnership societies where all enjoy equality in dignity. Humankind also faces dire political, economic and environmental challenges to our existence. To develop the vital knowledge we need to address these daunting challenges, our use of language needs to change. If we are to survive as a human species, we must follow our dear Francisco’s example and lovingly encourage everyone’s best contributions of knowledge and wisdom. ...

Evelin Lindner, Dr. med., Dr. psychol.
Founding President
Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies

 

 

How to buy

Price: USD 16.00, with free shipment

Alternatively, many local bookshops can order the book for you. You may also order the book at Amazon and Barnes&Noble online bookshops.


On Humiliation:
Imagining Ways to Overcome It

Human beings think they may never be free from humiliation
but ways to overcome it there will always be

Human beings think they may never be free from humiliation
but ways to prevent it there will always be

Human beings think they may never be free from humiliation
but ways to reduce it there will always be

Human beings think they may never be free from humiliation
but ways to denounce it there will always be

Human beings think they may never be free from humiliation
but replacing it with dignity such possibility there will always be!


About this book

A contribution to the emerging literature on educating dignifiers

This is a groundbreaking book on the many dimensions of dignity. Over the past ten years, the author has created a kaleidoscope of rhymed reflections to share his thought-and-action-provoking perceptions of dignity.

Dignity is multifaceted. Dignity has psychological, social, political, scientific, and spiritual aspects. Dignity is communicative, creative, and educational in its thrust. Dignity is related to the many challenges that flow from economic, environmental, organizational, globalizing, and peacebuilding processes and efforts.

Peace, nonviolence, and nonkilling are intimately intertwined with dignity. And dignity is violated through processes of humiliation and degradation.

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