Chasing We-Ness: Cultivating Empathy and Leadership in a Polarized World (Hardcover)

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As humans, we embrace our individuality, yet we chase the comfort and sense of purpose that comes from being part of a group. Especially timely given our polarized world, Chasing We-ness examines how social media, AI, new leadership styles, and other modern developments affect our state of we-ness. It illuminates how our contemporary identities find expression in both progressive and conservative social movements that foster a sense of we-ness. Embracing the reality that "we're all in this together," the book interrogates our efforts to achieve a state of we-ness that rejects hate, social injustice, and autocratic agendas in the twenty-first century.

This book explores why, how, and with what effect we build we-ness into our lives in both healthy and destructive ways. William Marsiglio draws on his expertise as a leading sociologist to explore the motivational forces that inspire a sense of group belonging in intimate groups, civic organizations, thought communities, sports and leisure activities, and work. Promoting initiatives that cultivate mindfulness, empathy, altruism, and leadership, Chasing We-ness proposes essential life skills to empower us, reduce social divisions, strengthen the social fabric, and uplift our spirits as global citizens.

About the Author

William Marsiglio is a professor of sociology at the University of Florida. He is a leading scholar in the fields of family and fatherhood and a fellow at the National Council on Family Relations. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including Chasing We-ness: Cultivating Empathy and Leadership in a Polarized World, Dads, Kids, and Fitness: A Father's Guide to Family Health, and Men on a Mission: Valuing Youth Work in Our Communities. Much of his qualitative research and writing explores how men, as fathers and youth workers, relate to children and promote health and fitness.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781487544775
ISBN-10: 1487544774
Publisher: Aevo Utp
Publication Date: March 7th, 2023
Pages: 496
Language: English