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Expelling Hope

Author : Christopher G. Robbins
ISBN : 9780791478042
Genre : Education
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Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Education And Incarceration

Author : Erica R. Meiners
ISBN : 9781317978282
Genre : Education
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The United States of America is in possession of the largest prison population in the world, with 2.3 million people currently behind bars. This number is predominantly and disproportionately made up of communities of colour and poverty. Between 1987 and 2007, the U.S. prison population tripled; the direct result of various ‘tough on crime’ public policies. Organizers and scholars use the term prison industrial complex (PIC) to name the structure that encompasses the expanding economic and political contexts of the detention and corrections industry in the USA. The PIC is a network that sutures capital, communities and the State to a permanent punishment economy. The term ‘the PIC’ aims to capture the range of material and ideological forces that shape the growth of detention: the political and lobbying power of the corrections officers unions, the framing of prisons and jails as a growth industry in the context of deindustrialization, the production and sales of technology and security required to maintain and expand the state of incarceration, and the naturalization of isolation as a logical response to harm. Education and Incarceration highlights the significance of centering agency and autonomy, and documents scholars who work to be accountable to justice movements and communities, not simply to academic disciplines or to research. Additionally, as emerging scholars committed to challenging the PIC, these authors struggle to build multi-layered analytic and material tools for resistance within and beyond the walls of schools, jails and prisons. This book provides snapshots of practices in motion: activist scholars working to engage, to be accountable to families, communities and larger justice movements, and to build abolition democracies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Race Ethnicity and Education.

Bullying Is For Losers

Author : Robert Gallagher
ISBN : 1499608071
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Are you being bullied? Are you having to put up with constant threats from someone, being made to do things against your will or having to tolerate the malicious remarks and taunts from others? You might be the subject of consistent gossip in the workplace, having upsetting pictures of yourself posted on to social websites or being picked upon purely because you seem a little different in some way. We have all had to tolerate bullying at some time in our lives but the severity of this and how well we cope with the repeated bombardment of physical and psychological attacks affects us all differently. At best we may become annoyed and release our tensions by telling someone else but others of us feel so humiliated by the whole experience that we bottle it away, distance ourselves from others, become depressed and at worst, take our own lives. Maybe we are not aware there is so much help out there for us, ways to overcome bullying and specialised people and groups in whom we can place our trust and seek advice. This is where this book comes in. The author himself has had to endure the traumas of childhood bullying and even as an adult as well. His aim is to help the reader eliminate bullying in their life too. A combination of extensive research and experience has enabled the author to provide a multitude of options to the target of the bully, whether this is in school, online or in the workplace. In fact it covers bullying in many walks of life and suggests many tips and tricks to overcome this most ruthless of behavior. The book provides the reader with an interesting background into the history of bullying and gives us a thorough understanding in why the bully feels he has to take his problems out on others. This book will supply you with all the ammunition you need to fend off the bully, to be more open to others about the way you are being treated and ultimately to totally eradicate bullying from your life.

The Search For A Nonviolent Future

Author : Michael N. Nagler
ISBN : 157731803X
Genre : Political Science
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Beginning with the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi, and following the legacy of nonviolence through the struggles against Nazism in Europe, racism in America, oppression in China and Latin America, and ethnic conflicts in Africa and Bosnia, Michael Nagler unveils a hidden history. Nonviolence, he proposes, has proven its power against arms and social injustice wherever it has been correctly understood and applied. Nagler's approach is not only historical but also spiritual, drawing on the experience of Gandhi and other activists and teachers. Individual chapters include A Way Out of Hell, The Sweet Sound of Order, and A Clear Picture of Peace. The last chapter includes a five-point blueprint for change and "study circle" guide. The foreword by Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is new to this edition.

Stalinism And Nazism

Author : Ian Kershaw
ISBN : 0521565219
Genre : History
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Several distinguished historians present the first comprehensive comparison of Nazism and Stalinism.

Imaginal Machines

Author : Stevphen Shukaitis
ISBN : 1570272085
Genre : Art
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Drawing from autonomist politics, class composition analysis and avant-garde arts, Imaginal Machines explores the emergence, functioning and constant breakdown of the embodied forms of racial imagination.

Marginal Europe

Author : Sidney Pollard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019279053
Genre : Art
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The momentum of the British industrial revolution arose mostly in regions poorly endowed by nature, badly located and considered backward and poor by contemporaries. Sidney Pollard examines the initially surprising contribution made by the population of these and other `marginal areas' (mountains, forests and marshes) to the economic development of Europe since the Middle Ages. He provides case studies of periods in which marginal areas took the lead in economic development, such as theDutch economy in its Golden Age, and in the British industrial revolution. The traditional perception of the populations inhabiting these regions was that they were poor, backward, and intellectually inferior; but Sidney Pollard shows how they also had certain peculiar qualities which predisposed them to initiate progress. Healthy living, freedom, a martial spirit, and the hardiness to survive in harsh conditions enabled them to contribute a unique pioneering ability to pivotal economic periods; illustrating some of the effects of geography upon the development of societies.

Constituent Imagination

Author : Stevphen Shukaitis
ISBN : 1904859356
Genre : Political Science
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From the ivory tower to the barricades! Radical intellectuals explore the relationship between research and resistance.

Workers Against Lenin

Author : Jonathan Aves
ISBN : 1860640672
Genre : Political Science
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This work challenges the view, widely held among historians of the Bolshevik revolution, that the upsurge of labour unrest of 1920-22 was the result of the appalling living conditions caused by the Civil War, had little significant content and was largely a sideshow to the huge conflict between the Bolsheviks and the peasants. Based on a wide reading of the contemporary Soviet press, archive sources and first-hand accounts by Bolsheviks and non-Bolsheviks, this work shows how rank and file opposition to the leadership in the Bolshevik-dominated trade unions grew, and how support for non-Bolshevik trade unions and political parties developed fast.

The Praeger Handbook Of Urban Education

Author : Joe L. Kincheloe
ISBN : 0313335125
Genre : Education, Urban
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Maintaining that there is nothing simple about urban education, this work approaches the study of schooling in cities as a complex universe of the poorest students and schools alongside the wealthiest.

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