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The Verso Book Of Dissent

Author : Andrew Hsiao
ISBN : 1784786179
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in protest—rallying others around them and inspiring uprisings in eras yet to come. Their echoes reverberate from Ancient Greece, China and Egypt, via the dissident poets and philosophers of Islam and Judaism, through to the Arab slave revolts and anti-Ottoman rebellions of the Middle Ages. These sources were tapped during the Dutch and English revolutions at the outset of the Modern world, and in turn flowed into the French, Haitian, American, Russian and Chinese revolutions. More recently, resistance to war and economic oppression has flared up on battlefields and in public spaces from Beijing and Baghdad to Caracas and Los Angeles. This anthology, global in scope, presents voices of dissent from every era of human history: speeches and pamphlets, poems and songs, plays and manifestos. Every age has its iconoclasts, and yet the greatest among them build on the words and actions of their forerunners. The Verso Book of Dissent will become an invaluable resource, reminding today's citizens that these traditions will never die.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dissent And The Dynamics Of Cultural Change

Author : Matthew T. Pifer
ISBN : 9781000754070
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties, examines alternative presses’ critique of culture at a time of infamous transformation and revolution in the United States. In this new study, author Matthew Pifer seeks to delineate the structure of dissent to better understand how cultural change is realized, and explores the relationships between the public and those cultural institutions that define the values and social norms that shaped daily life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Insurgent Empire

Author : Priyamvada Gopal
ISBN : 9781784784126
Genre : Political Science
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"Insurgent Empire shows how Britain's enslaved and colonial subjects were active agents in their own liberation. Not only that, they shaped British ideas of freedom and emancipation back in the United Kingdom. Priyamvada Gopal examines dissenting politics in Britain and shows that it was influenced by rebellions and resistance among the colonies in the West Indies, East Africa, Egypt, and India. In addition, a pivotal role in fomenting resistance was played by anticolonial campaigners based in London, right at the heart of empire. Much has been written on how colonized peoples took up British and European ideas and turned them against empire when making claims to freedom and self-determination. Insurgent Empire sets the record straight in demonstrating that these people were much more than victims of imperialism or, subsequently, the passive beneficiaries of an enlightened Western conscience - they were insurgents whose legacy today benefits the culture of the nation that once oppressed them"--
Category: Political Science

Politics Protest And Young People

Author : Sarah Pickard
ISBN : 9781137577887
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Sarah Pickard offers a detailed and wide-ranging assessment of electoral and non-electoral political participation of young people in contemporary Britain, drawing on perspectives and insights from youth studies, political science and political sociology. This comprehensive book enquires into the approaches used by the social sciences to understand young peoples politics and documents youth-led evolutions in political behaviour. After unpicking key concepts including 'political participation, 'generations, the 'political life-cycle, and the 'youth vote, Pickard draws on a combination of quantitative and qualitative research to trace the dynamics operating in electoral political participation since the 1960s. This includes the relationship between political parties, politicians and young people, youth and student wings of political parties, electoral behaviour and the lowering of the voting age to 16. Pickard goes on to discuss personalised engagement through what she calls young peoples (DIO) Do-It-Ourselves political participation in online and offline connected collectives. The book then explores young peoples political dissent as part of a global youth-led wave of protest. This holistic book will appeal to anyone with an interest in young people, politics, protest and political change.

Political Dissent A Global Reader

Author : Derek Malone-France
ISBN : 9780739172841
Genre : Philosophy
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This is—to my knowledge—the first anthology ever published to collect great texts in the history of political dissent from across the ideological spectrum and throughout world history. It provides a diverse set of historically important pieces of political dissent writing that connect to a range of disciplines, including history, political theory, philosophy, rhetoric, and religion and would make an excellent textbook for introductory courses in these fields, as well as in freshman composition courses.
Category: Philosophy

Figures Of Dissent

Author : Terry Eagleton
ISBN : 1859843883
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this collection of more than a decade of bracing criticism, Eagleton comes face to face with, among others, Stanley Fish, Gayatri Spivak, Slavoj Zizek, Seamus Heaneyeven David Beckhamand skewers the current elite of cultural theory.
Category: Literary Criticism

In Defense Of Looting

Author : Vicky Osterweil
ISBN : 9781784784270
Genre : Political Science
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A provocative refutation of the Good Protester / Bad Rioter dichotomy In the best tradition of incendiary political pamphlets, this polemic tracing the history of looting and property destruction as an instrument of political rebellion is aimed like a stink-bomb at polite protesters. Beginning with violent abolitionist activity during before, during, and after the Civil War, continuing through the great labor disruptions of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century, and extending into the Watts and Detroit riots of the 1960s, author Willie Osterweil shows how looting, sabotage, property destruction, and other forms of violent protest have been a constant companion of American social movements against white supremacy and capitalism--and have often helped spark progressive social change. Meanwhile, violent suppression of dissent and freedom struggles has likewise been a constant--modern policing emerges from fugitive slave patrols, which were after all a way to protest white property owners from the looting of their property (their slaves). In an age in which not only the state but progressive activists use criticisms of "violent" protest to delegitimize resistance, In Defense of Looting opens a broader debate about the long history--and present wisdom--of a diversity of tactics in contemporary protest.
Category: Political Science

Crafting Dissent

Author : Hinda Mandell
ISBN : 9781538118405
Genre : History
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Pussyhats, typically crafted with yarn, quite literally created a sea of pink the day after Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States in January 2017, as the inaugural Women’s March unfolded throughout the U.S., and sister cities globally. But there was nothing new about women crafting as a means of dissent. Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats is the first book that demonstrates how craft, typically involving the manipulation of yarn, thread and fabric, has also been used as a subversive tool throughout history and up to the present day, to push back against government policy and social norms that crafters perceive to be harmful to them, their bodies, their families, their ideals relating to equality and human rights, and their aspirations. At the heart of the book is an exploration for how craft is used by citizens to engage with the rhetoric and policy shaping their country’s public sphere. The book is divided into three sections: "Crafting Histories," Politics of Craft," and "Crafting Cultural Conversations." Three features make this a unique contribution to the field of craft activism and history: The inclusion of diverse contributors from a global perspective (including from England, Ireland, India, New Zealand, Australia) Essay formats including photo essays, personal essays and scholarly investigations The variety of professional backgrounds among the book’s contributors, including academics, museum curators, art therapists, small business owners, provocateurs, artists and makers. This book explains that while handicraft and craft-motivated activism may appear to be all the rage and “of the moment,” a long thread reveals its roots as far back as the founding of American Democracy, and at key turning points throughout the history of nations throughout the world.
Category: History

Power Games

Author : Jules Boykoff
ISBN : 9781784780739
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic Games The Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control. Along the way he recounts vibrant alt-Olympic movements, such as the Workers’ Games and Women’s Games of the 1920s and 1930s as well as athlete-activists and political movements that stood up to challenge the Olympic machine. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Lines Of Dissent

Author : Stephen Howe
ISBN : UVA:X001362123
Genre : Political Science
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Gathers essays by Samuel Beckett, E.M. Forster, Graham Greene, D.H. Lawrence, Malcolm Muggeridge, J.B. Priestly, Bertrand Russell, and Rebecca West
Category: Political Science