I am currently soliciting opinions about a project I have been working on that touches on several areas of anthropology. All constructive opinions and suggestions are welcome. I started a writing project several months ago which was initially just intended to result in a self-published book (or a book published through a tiny start up) that contained a series of informal lecture-essays on issues of interest to me and presented at a broadly accessible level. Ideas developed as I wrote, and then came themes and an arc.
The project is still ongoing, with a first draft complete, yet now the focus seems to really be coalescing around the issue of how and why people come to adopt their worldviews and how and why they change them and why this matters in the current global situation (this new rationale will need to be emphasized in future revisions). It's something that I've really enjoyed working on and, while I know that self-infatuation with ones own writing is a major trait with some academics, I started wondering if where my thinking has led might be worth the additional effort to further refine and polish this project and to try and get it published in a way that would extend beyond a few friends or random strangers. All help is appreciated, and please be honest as I don't want to waste anyone's time (including mine).
If you are interested in giving any kind of feedback, I've outlined the idea, in shorter and slightly longer versions, on my profile under the projects heading. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Thanks for your time.