By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
The knowledge of claiming goodbye
In this clever and provocative e-book, the well known sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot trains her lens at the myriad exits we make in our lives: exits titanic and small, impressive and traditional, quickly and chronic, painful and liberating.
Exits are ubiquitous. a part of the historic narrative of our state, they mark the actual landscapes we inhabit; they're braided into the arc of our person improvement, laced into our intergenerational relationships, formed by means of fiscal problem, international mobility, and technological ideas. yet we have a tendency to forget about them, frequently seeing them as symptoms of failure.
for 2 years Lawrence-Lightfoot traveled round the kingdom hearing humans inform their tales of leaving, witnessing rituals of so long, and generating the penetrating pics that experience develop into her signature. A homosexual guy who unearths domestic and wholeness after popping out of the closet; a sixteen-year-old-boy pressured to depart Iran in the middle of a violent civil conflict; a Catholic priest who leaves the church; an anthropologist who rigorously phases her departure from the sphere after years of analysis; and lots of extra. Lawrence-Lightfoot stocks their tales with sympathy and perception, discovering the common styles that reframe our go out narratives.
Exit unearths knowledge within the risk of relocating on. It marks the beginning of a brand new dialog: an opportunity to find the right way to make our exits with dignity and grace.
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