Recasting the extended self
in The extended self
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This chapter begins with examples of the general tendency for people to stick with popular culture-forms and genres. It probes further into the reasons why people might resist changing preferred types of habitats and related lifestyles, despite any negative personal and environmental consequences that those preferred ways of life might entail. The chapter then moves to the mounting pressures for change arising from those urban outcomes, compounded by the accelerating effects of global warming and climate change, to which Australia is particularly vulnerable. It compares alternative scenarios for the future and delineates some possibilities for recasting the extended self in more positive ways, together with the societies and cultures that shape it. These range from visions of utopian new civilizations rising from the ashes of the present one to relatively modest but practical proposals for changing the way people move about their urban habitats.

The extended self

Architecture, memes and minds


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