In this provocative and groundbreaking book, Colin Campbell shows that the civilization of the West is undergoing a revolutionary process of change, one in which features that have characterized the West for two thousand years are in the process of being marginalized, to be replaced by those more often associated with the civilizations of the East. Moving far beyond popular trends, Campbell assembles a powerful range of evidence to show how "Easternization" has been building throughout the last century, especially since the 1960s. Campbell demonstrates how it was largely in the 1960s that new interpretations in theology, political thought, and science were widely adopted by a new generation of young "culture carriers." This highly original and wide-ranging book advances a thesis that will be of interest to scholars in many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

part |2 pages

Part I The Thesis

chapter 1|15 pages

Negotiating Terms

chapter 2|24 pages

The Yogaization of the West?

chapter 3|26 pages

What Is the West?

part |2 pages

Part II The Explanation

chapter 6|18 pages

The East in the West

chapter 7|21 pages

How Cultures Change

chapter 11|23 pages

Rationalization II: From New Left to New Age

chapter 13|21 pages

How the West Was Lost

chapter 14|24 pages

Some Objections Considered