A Language Older Than Words - Coercion; Honeybees; and A Turning Over Summary & Analysis

Derrick Jensen
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Coercion; Honeybees; and A Turning Over Summary

Jensen begins his chapter "Coercion" by writing about his reactions to his abuse as a child. He sees even his act of writing about what has happened to him and what continues to happen to society in general as a way of blocking out the reality of it all. He concludes this short chapter by writing that he believes that coercion is central to culture even though it is detrimental. He still believes, though, that there exists in the human race an ability not to live by coercion.

In the chapter "Honeybees," Jensen makes the point that when trying to communicate between the species, cooperation is the key. He writes of working with the bees as being his first real lesson in interspecies cooperation.

In the chapter, "A Turning Over," Jensen starts his chapter by describing a...

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