BOOK REVIEW

BOOKREVIEW

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“Elliott,A. and Lemert, C. (2006). The New Individualism: the emotional costof globalization. New York: Routledge.” Is a book that wasinitially published in the year 2005 by the two authors, Eliot andLemert. It involves the discussion of impacts of heightened rates ofglobalization in the recent times. Eliot and Lemert have a richbackground in the fields of sociology and psychology. They conducteda lot of research in these fields which gave them enormousexperience. Thus they have exclusively depicted the effects of socialmovements to individuals’ psychological experiences.

Thecentral theme in this book is the exposition of globalization trendthat is painted to possess a massive impact on the lives ofindividuals. It mainly focuses on the globalization in Britain andthe United States. The authors depict the era of globalization to bemarked by fast means of transport, ease of communication, newtransnational economic markets and multicultural politics of theworld (Elliott &amp Lemert, 2006). In addressing the subject ofglobalization, the authors have used methodological individualismwhich explores the possibility of reconciling the individualreportage and social theoretic analysis.

Onthe aspect of sociological analysis, three key socio-structuralvariations are highlighted which has largely influenced theindividuals lives and their personalities. These are:commodification the new culture political Right and privatization(Elliott &amp Lemert, 2006). In their presentation, the authorssucceeded to illustrate the heightened rates of violence occurringall over the globalized world. Consequently, as the remedy theyadvocate psychology as the possible answer, which entails theprinciple of New Individualism, an aggressive and hard work that goesinto comprehending surviving, and recognizing the social worldinterrupted by globalization (Elliott &amp Lemert, 2006).

However,the weakness in this book is the failure by the authors to giveprovision on how aggressive living should be practiced. Nevertheless,the book raises pertinent questions such as the results of psychologyon individuals and societies and secondly the economic and culturalvariation as a result of globalization which need further research(Elliott &amp Lemert, 2006).

References

Elliott,A. and Lemert, C. (2006). The New Individualism: the emotional costof globalization. New York: Routledge

Book Review

BookReview

TheWay C.S Lewis presents the theme of logic and faith in his literaryoeuvre is appalling. He seems to have way of tabling his art in asimple but compelling way, which makes his work a masterpiece. Aclever scrutiny of C.S Lewis’ TheLion, The Witch and the Wardrobedepicts a thematic concern of uncertain vision in human relationswhere people are torn between reality and fantasy.

Setin Narnia, a mysterious land of fantasy and mythical animals, TheLion, The Witch and the Wardrobeconveys the white witch as the main antagonist in the novel.Ostensibly, the novel is an allegory of the predicaments thatemanated from the world war 11.lewis elucidates the story of thewhite witch through Mr. Tumnus who narrates it to Lucy. Apparently,the white witch has controlled Narnia and those who sojourn in thisland by use of magic. She is so powerful that she is able to makeNarnia witness only a single season: winter, throughout the year.Being Narnia’s most powerful and proclaimed queen, the white witchimposes her magic rule through threats and dictatorship. In fact,when contemptuous she converts creatures in to stones with her wand(65).

Ostensibly,the white witch is perhaps the custodian of evil without any minutegoodness in her. The witch is sadistic, power thirsty, barbaric andmerciless. This is evident by the fact she claims the leadership ofNarnia by force and brutality that she perpetuates to the Narnia’sresidents. In a way, the white witch allegorizes the biblicaldepictions of Satan. The witch controls the Narnians by enchantingthis land such that it experiences no any other season other thanwinter and at the same instance Narnians never have Christians. Shesways Narnians on her side by threatening them an act that ultimatelyrobs them off their hope. She is indeed a literal depiction of Satanwho is associated with torture and exploitation of beings.

Reference

Lewis,C.S. (2009).Thelion, the witch and the wardrobe.UK:HarperCollinspublisher.