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the Looking-Glass World (in Spanish Patas Arriba: la Escuela del Mundo al Revés), originally published in Spanish in , was written by Eduardo Galeano . Eduardo Galeano’s Patas Arriba: La Escuela del Mundo al Reves and Understanding the Bakhtinian ‘Other’. Benjamin McLean. Sch of Lang Lit Cultures &. La escuela del mundo al reves () by Eduardo Galeano and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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Its disheartening for me to note that I have lived with such ignorance about the edyardo and injustices that ep to happen in our society. Jun 02, Sofia rated it really liked it Shelves: The ideas discussed are completely thought provoking especially for someone like me who has harbored capitalists views for long. Paperbackpages. Though focusing on Latin America, Galeano uses what he has learned from the political and social environment within Latin America to understand injustices and social dynamics throughout the rest of the world.

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 “The Right to Rave”—he surveys a world gapeano divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness.

Jan 21, Air Knight rated it really liked it Shelves: In Upside DownGaleano makes a set of rhetorical and visual choices that expose the intentions of his book.

As globalization continues, the difference between the rich and the poor of the world just galeaon growing, and with this increased polarization has come a new vocabulary of degradation to describe class and racial differences.

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

Seeing life as “upside down” becomes the central metaphor for looking at experiences throughout the book. Galeano is always worth a second or third look.

My read I read a review in which this book was described as a rant, and I’d have to agree – an eloquent, feisty, brilliant rant. 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.


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Galeano paints an awfully bleak picture, and while the end shreds a bit of optimism the book has the undesirable effect to surround you with pessimism for a eduaardo, or at least it did for eduadro. Galeano fiel a su estilo, muy interesante y completo. A Primer for the Looking-Glass World”, p. Is there a difference between violence that kills by car and that which kills by knife or bullet? People are drawn to capitalism with the promise of choice, but as Galeano points out, those who are allowed to actually make those choices are limited often by money, gender, and race.

The system ap economics, explains Galeano, seems to be dichotomized these days: Despite the abolition of slavery throughout the world, there is a new type of slavery that has taken power, ” wage slavery. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. He is adept at using everyday mundoo, violence, and absurdist extremes–to turn the reader onto radical ideas and new thought directions. I still refer to this book from time to time for solid examples of abuse of power and twisted ethics.

Overall, Galeano’s choices seem to always enhance dduardo. Uno de los mejores de Galeano. The ruminations of this book were formed as a result of Galeano’s desire to remember the past traumas and as well as to learn from them. Preview — Patas arriba. Every African and Asian is equal to every European and American. Galeano writes what the rest of us are thinking.

Patas arriba. La escuela del mundo al revés

Stories of Almost Everyone Genesis: Estoy empezando a considerar a Galeano como autor favorito. The author himself has proclaimed his obsession as a writer saying, “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin America, intimate land condemned to amnesia.

Read at your own peril Could have done without the sidebars but the etchings were fantastic! Trivia About Upside Down: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not likely to see billboards at ALL in wealthy neighborhoods yet, they can afford it and most likely already have it. For example, Galeano references the relief that most feel every time a criminal is killed, therefore choosing security over justice.


We have accepted a “reality” we should reject, he writes, one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A Primer for the Looking-Glass Worldp. The world is turning upside down and inside out. His desire to change his readers’ manner of thinking is shown through the accessibility of this non-fiction piece. Galeano shares the personal story of a street kid who looks to drugs to rid himself of all the problems he faces in revss daily life of poverty.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Galeano claims that these children see their own societies “as a threat,” and therefore are “stripped of cultural identity”.

Talk about opening my eyes to how our society sets our youth up for failure!! It is frightening that Capone delivers a truthful message about the realistic and corrupt state of affairs, given the business he works in.

The little “aside” boxes are alternatley hilarious eduarod horrendous. A real reflect of the world where we are living Endorsing egalitarian social conditions, Galeano continues to reiterate one of the fundamental messages found in Upside Downi. Sexism, racism and the excuses to create such prejudices, the devastating effects of colonialism and and imperialism on the so called developing countries, the promotion of war and violence, the harmful effects of globalization on diversity, the rise of a culture of consumism and the identity defined by posessions, and so on.