On the other hand, Upside Down, A Primer for the Looking-Glass World takes hard-to-swallow subjects such as racism, sexism, corporate manipulation, government betrayal, workplace dehumanization, brainwashing of children, environmental poisoning, systematic jailing, torture and murder and treats these subjects alternately with laugh-out-loud black humor, out-and-out sarcasm, and sharp steely needles of cynicism. Tell us what you really think, Eduardo! Modern culture and society as a bushel basket of rotten apples. It condemns us to solitude and consoles us with chemical drugs and cybernetic friends.
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Najora He divides the students into social class based on familial economic standings and sees the futures of students based on these economic standings as being pre-set. Lists with This Book. Sexism, raci In Classic Galeano style, wave after wave of facts supported by a healthy dose of passionate arguments, Patas arriba makes an effort to explain what is wrong with the world, how can be possible that evolved and civilized human beings passively tolerate the extremely unfair conditions of the current system and why, despite the absurd amount of negative effects the system has it continues to be viewed as the best choice in pretty much the whole world.
I picked this book up for a dollar at a used book sale, not really knowing what to expect. Books by Eduardo Galeano. Sep 22, Ezequiel L. It covers a wide range of topics: Galeano at his usual: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I feel like he and Naomi Klein could be friends; this work brings together ideas about so many different aspects of modern life economics, politics, food, culture and I appreciated his astute and uncompromising insights.
Patas arriba. A great read for anyone who is a consumer or knows one. Though focusing on Latin America, Galeano uses what he has learned wl the political and social environment within Latin America to understand injustices and social dynamics throughout the rest of the world. Very informative and enlightening. Refresh and try again. Automobiles usurp human space, poison the air, and frequently murder the interlopers who invade their conquered territory -and no one lifts a finger to stop them.
Its disheartening for me to note that I have lived with such ignorance about the outrages and injustices that continue to happen in our society. May 16, Salvador Garza rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. Un libro que puede decir cosas que ya a, sepan o se hayan dicho antes del mundo pero complementa o redescubre asuntos desapercibidos o, al menos, vistos de forma poco aparente.
Galeano uses a sophisticated vocabulary that has given me the impetus to talk more passionately to talk about politics in Spanish. Also, I realized how self centered I have been and how much I have deeply buried myself in the modern consumerism. The system of economics, explains Galeano, seems to be dichotomized these days: A Primer for the Looking-Glass Worldp. Related Posts
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