Book: The Post Human Society

Publisher:

Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; New edition edition (Jan. 6 2017)

Publication Type:

Book

Author:

  • Dr. Rajani Kanth, PhD

Keywords:

Modernism, Human Development, Philosophy, United States, Culture.

Link:

The Post-Human Society: Elemental Contours of the Aesthetic Economy of the United States

Abstract:

THE POST-HUMAN SOCIETY is a Path-breaking attempt at a ‘culture-critique’ of the word’s most dominant societal formation: a passionate, literary, ethically and aesthetically inclined, appraisal of the USA. Liberally utilizing a vibrant, sparkling, First-Person Narrative, cartwheeling freely across all conventional disciplinary boundaries, it renders a lyrical expose of all the internal ephemera – social, political, aesthetic – of the only Hegemon left standing on this Planet. Chapter by Chapter, every segment of US societal life is unravelled, with its internal ‘geist’ fully laid bare – as if with a scalpel. The Book carries a Foreword by noted UK Scholar, Professor John Hobson of the University of Sheffield.

About The Author

Dr. Rajani Kanth, Ph.D. holds the position of Professor of Economics & Global Studies at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Kanth is a trained Political Economist with graduate degrees in Economics and Sociology. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and a second M.A. in Social Anthropology from the Delhi School of Economics in India. Dr. Kanth has held visiting professorships at numerous universities and business schools around the world, including: Duke University, Tufts University, Oxford University, University of New South Wales, University of Aarhus, University of Bremen and J. Nehri University amongst others. Dr. Kanth has served as an Advisor to the United Nations in the area of International Development and has published broadly across an interdisciplinary range spanning the social sciences and humanities. He has served in editorial capacities with various world-class journals.