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Global revolutionary terrains and the false promise of education in the U.SThe end of the world as we know it? Snapshots of the crisis, austerity, and the movements against (2014)
The End of the World as We Know It? explores the origins and ramifications of the Great Recession, as well as the experiences of those living through it. Crisis is a recurring trait of capitalism, and a necessary one for the economy to continue as it does. However, each economic crisis is treated like an unprecedented and unexpected surprise. How can we learn from these capitalist catastrophes unless we connect historical patterns to contemporary conditions? Capitalist crisis is not an accident; it occurs, in fact, by design. This collection brings together personal accounts and analysis to illustrate the struggle of individuals and communities in search of survival. Weaving these stories together is a necessary step forward in uniting against continued economic exploitation. From solidarity networks to revolutionary unionism and student strikes, this book unsettles our understanding of economics. The struggle against austerity measures has swept the globe, and a new resistance is emerging: the Maple Spring in Montreal, Occupy in the United States and abroad, and much of Latin America and Europe have erupted in vocal protest against the status quo. This book amplifies those voices into a resounding call for action and organization. In essays divided into five sections—Origins, Effects, The Response of the Dispossessed, The Ruling Class Response, and Education and the Student Response—the contributors outline the overall systematic nature of the problem, as well as tangible, equally systematic strategies for community economic defense and sustainability.
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Citation InformationWilliam T Armaline. "Global revolutionary terrains and the false promise of education in the U.S" Oakland, CAThe end of the world as we know it? Snapshots of the crisis, austerity, and the movements against (2014)
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