In a series of mock lesson plans and a “program of study” Galeano provides an eloquent, passionate, funny and shocking exposé of First World privileges and. Upside Down A Primer for the Looking-Glass World Eduardo Galeano, author of the Memory of Fire trilogy, is one of Latin America’s most distinguished writers . An Excerpt from Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano. Eduardo Galeano, a fiery Latin American writer, journalist, and.

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Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World by Eduardo Galeano

Return to Book Page. Galeano begins his analysis with the studentsand eventually looks at the role of teachers in the classroom. 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 galfano “The Right to Rave”–he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness. Time is emptied edardo history, and space no longer acknowledges the astonishing diversity of its parts.

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It’s a bit depressing, too, and he doesn’t present many specific causal facts, just the more broad descriptives of a wo This is definitely good if you want a reminder of how unjust and brutal the world is, with the focus on Latin America.


Sep 22, Ezequiel L. Although as many economic statistics can be brandished to support globalization as to condemn it, Galeano’s dire analysis of specific large problems is still scarily persuasive. It was written inbut given the recent history, it is still pretty relevant. Few lectures will leave you thinking so much about today’s world and the decadent system like this one.

Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Preview — Upside Down by Eduardo Galeano.

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The Accidental President of Brazil. Por momentos algo denso, pero vale la pena. Retrieved from ” https: Bought on credit, this little beast is proof of the democratic nature of progress. The ruminations of this book were formed as a result of Galeano’s desire to remember the past traumas and as gaelano as to learn from them. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

Upside Down: A Primer for the Looking-Glass World

Refresh and try again. He makes me feel very, very lucky to live on the fat side of the Rio Grande — not proud but lucky, and upsiide depressed.

Here are some of Galeano’s own words: He divides the students haleano social class based on familial economic standings and sees the futures of students based on these economic standings as being pre-set. A Lexicon of Terror. When the State Fails.


You submitted the following rating and review. His desire to change his readers’ manner of thinking is shown through the accessibility of this non-fiction piece.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Cada vez que un delincuente cae acribillado, la sociedad siente alivio ante la enfermedad que la acosa. The automobile as the noisy, dirty glue fitting all the pieces together.

Portrait of a Nation. Quotes from Upside Down: The credit card is proof of the right to exist; debt, something even those who have nothing have.

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Upending experience calls into question structures we imagine as unchangeable and factual. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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. Pero aquel poder asustado, el poder de ayer, es el poder que hoy por hoy asusta, para ser obedecido.