Auteur: Selbin, Eric
Titel: Revolution, rebellion, resistance
Sub titel: The power of story
Why do revolutions happen? Decades of social science research have brought us little closer to understanding where, when and amongst whom they occur. In this Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices and struggles as they struggle in the present towards a better future. Ranging from the French revolution to the Battle for Seattle, via Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam and Nicaragua, Selbin makes the case that it is myth, memory and mimesis which create, maintain and extend such stories.
2009, 224 pag., Euro 23,1
Zed Books, London, ISBN 9781848130173
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