On Human Domestication and Submission (2019) 424pp.
new non-fiction book will be released on 9th January 2019.
But you don’t need to wait to buy your a copy of Rooms.
Buy one for yourself and one for your roommate.
can pre-order the ebook at $6.95 on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2R1GF8
price for ebook orders on or after 9th January 2019: $8.95.
A paperback edition is in the works. The plan is for the
paperback to be released on 9th January 2019. No price
for the paperback edition available.
is a story of our transition from mobility to sedentary
lifestyles and the cultural, political, and economic changes
we’ve experienced. From the time of hunter-gatherers to
slum dwellers in Manila we have a long history that can
be understood in terms of freedom of movement. From creativity
to commerce, our lives changed dramatically when we stopped
moving. The sedentary population ballooned, leaving billions
housed in slums and millions homeless.
runs deep in our evolutionary history. From our beginnings
as a species our small bands were on the move. About 10,000
years ago Agriculture hobbled us. Over millennia, we gradually
relinquished our traditional mobility by living in permanent
rooms. For millennia our world has been constructed from
rooms and each generation tells a story of their experience
in the never-ending, unsuccessful struggle to escape.
Rooms describe the processes that shaped and
modified the necessity of personal movement to survive.
Staying in a fixed place came with a number of costs.
In psychological, political and social ways we have found
ourselves paying a high rate interest imposed by a culture
of room. This book is an exploration of the forces, processes,
and methods in a newly constructed environment for a domesticated
species of homo sapiens.