Against the Grain

Meditation’s Political Potential

Meditation may appear to be an intensely individualistic, private activity, but Dean Mathiowetz believes it has significant political potential. He contends that mindfulness meditation fosters what he calls democratic citizenship, in part because of its non-instrumental, “good for nothing” aspect.

Dean Mathiowetz, “‘Meditation is Good for Nothing’: Leisure as a Democratic Practice” New Political Science

New Political Science: A Journal of Politics and Culture

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