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The Resource Why it's kicking off everywhere : the new global revolutions, Paul Mason

Why it's kicking off everywhere : the new global revolutions, Paul Mason

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Why it's kicking off everywhere : the new global revolutions
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Why it's kicking off everywhere
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the new global revolutions
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Paul Mason
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Why its kicking off everywhere
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the new global revolutions
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eng
Summary
Our world is changing dramatically. The global economic crisis has given way to social crisis: corrupt and dictatorial politics enmeshed with a global financial elite - and an ever-widening gulf between the haves and have-nots. In 2011 this profound disconnect found expression in events that we were told had been consigned to history: revolt and revolution. In this compelling new book, Paul Mason sets out to explore the causes and consequences of this new wave of struggle. From London to Cairo, Wisconsin to Tehran, he charts the new forms of collective action: fluid networks of agile, Twitter- and Facebook-savvy networks of youthful protesters who understand how power works. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new ways of thinking about political alternatives, elite rule and global poverty
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Mason, an economics editor for the BBC, considers how the near collapse of free-market capitalism in last few years has sparked revolutions around the world. He argues that along with that collapse, renewed desire for individual freedom, changing consciousness about what freedom is, technological innovation, and other factors are fueling this new global revolution. He links disparate world events, revolutions, movements and other social formations in an attempt to provide a big picture without presenting a "theory of everything." What he does present is way of understanding how the relevant conditions--technology, mass psychology, neoliberal economics, unrest, urbanization--gave rise to certain revolutionary events. It is essentially a work of journalism and grows out of a blog Mason created in 2011 to document and contextualize these events. While he connects contemporary revolutionaries with those of the 1960s, as well as his way of doing journalism with the New Journalism of that era, he emphasizes the unprecedented role of the Internet and collective journalism. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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1960-
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Mason, Paul
Dewey number
909.8312
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • World politics
  • Revolutions
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adult
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the new global revolutions
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Why it's kicking off everywhere : the new global revolutions, Paul Mason
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-222) and index
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000048550842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9781844678518
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(pbk.)
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Why it's kicking off everywhere : the new global revolutions, Paul Mason
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-222) and index
Control code
000048550842
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
237 p.
Isbn
9781844678518
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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