Capitalism

Politics of Indignation: Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change.

Politics of Indignation: Imperialism, Postcolonial Disruptions and Social Change.

Peter Mayo

Language: English

Pages: 132

ISBN: 1780995369

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub



Politics of Indignation is a challenging, accessible and exciting book. Not only does it provide a critical analysis
of the neoliberal onslaught on public education in many countries including Cuba, Nicaragua and the Arab world,
it also offers new insights into the dynamics of control, while demonstrating how and where resistance
has succeeded.

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report, Cuba is the only country in the world with sustainable development.9 It combined high human development standards (high literacy and health indexes) with a low ecological footprint; this includes the rate of electricity consumed and carbon dioxide emitted per capita.10 The blockade has been condemned by several world figures; and one must not lose sight of the fact that one of them, the late Pope John Paul II, was himself a staunch opponent of Soviet communism and widely perceived to

report, Cuba is the only country in the world with sustainable development.9 It combined high human development standards (high literacy and health indexes) with a low ecological footprint; this includes the rate of electricity consumed and carbon dioxide emitted per capita.10 The blockade has been condemned by several world figures; and one must not lose sight of the fact that one of them, the late Pope John Paul II, was himself a staunch opponent of Soviet communism and widely perceived to

different, in political orientation, from what is being augured by progressives? Alternatively, if the answer to the same question is ‘yes,’ where is the ‘conscious direction’ coming from? There are no guarantees in this politics of popular indignation and mobilization. And, yet, these mobilizations of people, clamoring for greater transparency, meaningful democracy and grassroots participation, nourish hope for the creation of a world in which people are placed before profits and where the

jobs available.6 This discourse also limits human beings to two-dimensional persons, consumers and producers, rather than expands the conception to embrace a more holistic view of persons who have the skills to engage critically and collectively not only in but also with the work process and also engage in the public sphere, that domain of democratic practice which critical pedagogues such as Giroux, perhaps inspired by Dewey and Habermas, have been writing about for years. This would entail a

technical-rationality that we find in the dominant discourse on education and public policy. Despite the all pervasiveness of a discourse on education which is imperialist and smacks of hegemonic globalization, there are many persons who work against the grain, providing postcolonial and social justice oriented disruptions and which see education as one area which can contribute to the transformation of the world. It would be a transformation from the one in which we live into one which is more

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