Between Jihad and McWorld: Voices of Social Justice, Papers Presented at a Conference with Benjamin Barber David Perusek

ISBN: 9781282624146

Published: July 30th 2010

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235 pages


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Between Jihad and McWorld: Voices of Social Justice, Papers Presented at a Conference with Benjamin Barber  by  David Perusek

Between Jihad and McWorld: Voices of Social Justice, Papers Presented at a Conference with Benjamin Barber by David Perusek
July 30th 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 235 pages | ISBN: 9781282624146 | 9.12 Mb

This volume is the outgrowth of a conference aimed at situating questions of social justice within the broad social-historical context of our times as outlined by Benjamin Barber in the international bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. In it, 15MoreThis volume is the outgrowth of a conference aimed at situating questions of social justice within the broad social-historical context of our times as outlined by Benjamin Barber in the international bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. In it, 15 contributors from across the academic spectrum grapple with questions of inequality, culture, communication, education, language, representation, democracy, poverty and power in a variety of local, global, and cross-cultural contexts that extend from North America to Japan, the Middle Ages to Post-Modernity.

They are joined by Benjamin Barber whose wide-ranging and insightful contribution focuses on democracy and terrorism, celebrates civil society and includes what he enumerates as 6 rules for democracy.Written at a time, 5 years out from 9/11, when the Patriot Act and color-coded terror alerts loomed large across the American Landscape- when water boarding, rendering, Blackwater, and Gitmo had become household words in much of the world- when globalization and de-industrialization were penetrating and re-shaping societies and lives North and South as the worlds rich grew richer and its poor poorer and wars without end in sight continued in the Middle East and elsewhere, these essays are artifacts of those timesour times.

This book should be of interest to many.



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