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Translated by Loic Wacquant. In this series of trenchant essays, Pierre Bourdieu continues the urgent project beun in Acts Of Resistance. Dissecting the claims of neoliberalism, Bourdieu calls for an international social movement capable of forming a counterforce to the project of global capitalism.
Pierre Bourdieu, described by The Nation as "worthy of the militant mantle of Sartre and Foucault," here continues the themes advanced so successfully in his previous book Acts of Resistance. Firing Back is an eloquent dissection of globalization's intellectual and cultural role throughout the world, and a discussion of the ways in which effective opposition to it can be mounted. Bourdieu examines Europe's potential as a counterweight to America's globalizing policy and discusses how intellectuals and those working in the cultural sphere can create meaningful alternatives. He also raises challenging questions about the depoliticization of the academic world, arguing that scholars can no longer maintain that their research is objective or value free.
In a preface written for this edition, Bourdieu directly addresses American readers about the role they can play in the burgeoning antiglobalization movement.
Title: Firing Back: Against The Tyranny Of The Free Market 2
ISBN Number: 1565847385
Location Published: New York, NY, USA, The New Press: 2003
Book Condition: New
Activism, Rebellion & Politics
, Media, Law, Philosophy & Psychology
Seller ID: LED00878