Author: Taylor, Astra
Social & cultural history
Published on 19 October 2023 by House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada in Canada.
Paperback | 352 pages
127 x 203 x 22 | 356g
These days, everyone feels insecure. We are financially stressed and emotionally overwhelmed. The status quo isnâ€™t working for anyone, even those who appear to have it all. What is going on?In this urgent cultural diagnosis, author and activist Astra Taylor exposes how seemingly disparate crisesâ€”rising inequality and declining mental health, the ecological emergency, and the threat of authoritarianismâ€”originate from a social order built on insecurity. From home ownership and education to the wellness industry and policing, many of the institutions and systems that promise to make us more secure actually undermine us.
Mixing social critique, memoir, history, political analysis, and philosophy, this genre-bending book rethinks both insecurity and security from the ground up. By facing our existential insecurity and embracing our vulnerability, Taylor argues, we can begin to develop more caring, inclusive, and sustainable forms of security to help us better weather the challenges ahead. The Age of Insecurity will transform how you understand yourself and societyâ€”while illuminating a path toward meaningful change.