Can Symmetrical Vision Be Achieved?

Karen A. Cerulo

in Never Saw It Coming

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226100326
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226100296 | DOI:
Can Symmetrical Vision Be Achieved?

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the inability of see the worst or positive asymmetry. The findings clearly indicate that the cost of positive asymmetry outweighs its benefits. It this connection, this chapter investigates whether groups and communities should work to revamp collective patterns of thought, to change the cultural practices of centuries in order to achieve a balance between positive and negative asymmetry. It also analyzes whether the practices and structures that support positive asymmetry can ever really be successfully transformed.

Keywords: the worst; positive asymmetry; patterns of thought; cultural practices; negative asymmetry

Chapter.  4616 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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