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Learning and Education for a Better World : the Role of Social Movements

Author: Budd L Hall
Publisher: Rotterdam ; Boston : SensePublishers, ©2012.
Series: International issues in adult education, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a book for activists, students, scholars of social movements and adult education and for the public interested in the contemporary movements of our times. From the streets of Barcelona and Athens, the public squares in Cairo, Tunis and Tripoli, the flash mobs and virtual learning of the #Occupy movement, and the shack dwellers of South Africa people around the world are organising themselves to take action  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Budd L Hall
ISBN: 9789460919794 9460919790 9460919774 9789460919770 9460919782 9789460919787
OCLC Number: 828914377
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Historicising and Theorising, Movement Education and Learning --
"We are Poor, not Stupid" / Anne Harley --
Learning to Resist / Elisabeth Steinklammer --
Social Learning in Environmental Justice Struggles / Eurig Scandrett --
Reconnecting Intellect and Feeling / Jim Crowther, Emilio Lucio-Villegas --
Forty Years of Popular Education in Latin America / Liam Kane --
Learning Through Cultural Struggle --
Aesthetics, Society and Social Movement Learning / Darlene E. Clover --
Composting the Imagination in Popular Education / Astrid von Kotze --
Radical Aesthetics / Stephen Brookfield --
Changing the World --
'A Giant Human Hashtag' / Budd L. Hall --
Building Counter-Power from the Ground up / Aziz Choudry --
Inch by inch, Row by Row / Catherine Etmanski --
Tweeting History / Mark Malone.
Series Title: International issues in adult education, v. 10.
Responsibility: edited by Budd L. Hall [and others].

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"This is a book for activists, students, scholars of social movements and adult education and for the public interested in the contemporary movements of our times. From the streets of Barcelona and Athens, the public squares in Cairo, Tunis and Tripoli, the flash mobs and virtual learning of the #Occupy movement, and the shack dwellers of South Africa people around the world are organising themselves to take action against the ravages of a capitalism that serves the greedy while impoverishing the rest. Social movements have arisen or re-arisen in virtually every sector of human activity from concerns about the fate of our planet earth, to dignity for those living with HIV/AIDS, to feeding ourselves in healthier ways and survival in places of violent conflict. At the heart of each of these movements are activists and ordinary people learning how to change their lives and how to change the world. This book offers contemporary theoretical and practical insights into the learning that happens both within and outside of social movements. Social movement scholars present work linked to the arts, to organic farming, to environmental action, to grassroots activists in the Global South, to the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement, the shackdwellers movements, school reform and the role of Marx, Gramscii and Williams in understanding social movement learning."--Publisher's website.

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