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Author: Eduardo Galeano; José Guadalupe Posada
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Upside Down, takes us on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car," with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave," Galeano surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eduardo Galeano; José Guadalupe Posada
ISBN: 0805063757 9780805063752
OCLC Number: 43567590
Description: 358 p. : ill. 22 cm.
Contents: Educating by example --
The students --
Injustice 101 --
Racism and sexism 101 --
The teaching of fear --
The industry of fear --
Sewing : how to make enemies to measure --
Practicum : how to make friends and succeed in life --
Lessons for resisting useless vices --
Case studies --
Hunters of people --
Exterminators of the planet --
The sacred car --
Lessons from consumer society --
Crash course on incommunications --
The end of the millennium as promise and betrayal --
The right to rave.
Other Titles: Patas arriba.
Responsibility: Eduardo Galeano ; with engravings by José Guadalupe Posada ; translated by Mark Fried.
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"In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Upside Down, takes us on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car," with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave," Galeano surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and its lack. We have accepted a "reality" we should reject, he teaches us, one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark. In the north, we are fed on a diet of artificial need and all made the same by the things we own; the south is the galley slave enabling our greed." "A work of fire and charm, Upside Down makes us see our world anew and even glimpse how we might set it right."--Jacket.

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