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The Grammar of the Social Field

A Brief Introduction • Our Social Environment and Human Consciousness • Social Field Theory

A Brief Introduction

When people experience a transformational shift, they notice a profound change in the structure, atmosphere, and texture of the social field. But in trying to explain it, they have to fall back on vague language, and even though people can agree on a surface description of what happened, they don’t usually know why. So we need a new grammar to help us articulate and recognize what’s happening and why.

Taking up that challenge, I have devised twenty-one propositions that summarize and name what ...

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