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The next American revolution [electronic resource] : sustainable activism for the twenty-first century /
Grace Lee Boggs ; with Scott Kurashige ; foreword by Danny Glover.
imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.
description
xix, 201 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0520269241 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780520269248 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2011.
isbn
0520269241 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520269248 (cloth : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
These are the times to grow our souls -- Revolution as a new beginning -- Let's talk about Malcolm and Martin -- Detroit, place and space to begin anew -- A paradigm shift in our concept of education -- We are the leaders we've been looking for.
catalogue key
8844132
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Excerpts
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"This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective--and this book offers a new way forward."--Robin D.G. Kelley, author ofFreedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
Flap Copy
"Reading Grace Lee Boggs helps you glimpse a United States that is better and more beautiful than you thought it was. As she analyzes some of the inspiring theories and practices that have emerged from the struggles for equality and freedom in Detroit and beyond, she also shows us that in this country, a future revolution is not only necessary but possible." --Michael Hardt, co-author of Commonwealth "This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective--and this book offers a new way forward."--Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination "Grace Boggs has long been a major voice of hope and action for transformation of the United States and the world. Here is her testimony of hope and program for action. It must be taken seriously." --Immanuel Wallerstein, author of Utopistics: or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century "One of the most accomplished radicals of our time, the Detroit-based visionary Grace Lee Boggs has become one of our most influential and inspiring public intellectuals. The Next American Revolution is her powerful reflection on a lifetime of urban revolutionary work, an ode to the courage and brilliance of her late partner James Boggs, and a plain-spoken call for us to address the troubled times we face with a sense of history, a strong set of values, and an unwavering faith in our own creative, restorative powers." --Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop
Flap Copy
"Reading Grace Lee Boggs helps you glimpse a United States that is better and more beautiful that you thought it was. As she analyzes some of the inspiring theories and practices that have emerged from the struggles for equality and freedom in Detroit and beyond, she also shows us that in this country, a future revolution is not only necessary but possible." --Michael Hardt, co-author of Commonwealth "This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective--and this book offers a new way forward."--Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination "Grace Boggs has long been a major voice of hope and action for transformation of the United States and the world. Here is her testimony of hope and program for action. It must be taken seriously." --Immanuel Wallerstein, author of Utopistics: or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century "One of the most accomplished radicals of our time, the Detroit-based visionary Grace Lee Boggs has become one of our most influential and inspiring public intellectuals. The Next American Revolution is her powerful reflection on a lifetime of urban revolutionary work, an ode to the courage and brilliance of her late partner James Boggs, and a plain-spoken call for us to address the troubled times we face with a sense of history, a strong set of values, and an unwavering faith in our own creative, restorative powers." --Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop
Flap Copy
"Grace Boggs has long been a major voice of hope and action for transformation of the United States and the world. Here is her testimony of hope and program for action. It must be taken seriously." Immanuel Wallerstein, author of Utopistics: or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century. "This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective--and this book offers a new way forward."--Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination "Reading Grace Lee Boggs helps you glimpse a United States that is better and more beautiful that you thought it was. As she analyzes some of the inspiring theories and practices that have emerged from the struggles for equality and freedom in Detroit and beyond, she also shows us that in this country, a future revolution is not only necessary but possible." Michael Hardt, co-author of Commonwealth
Flap Copy
"Grace Boggs has long been a major voice of hope and action for transformation of the United States and the world. Here is her testimony of hope and program for action. It must be taken seriously." Immanuel Wallerstein, author of Utopistics: or, Historical Choices of the Twenty-first Century. "This groundbreaking book not only represents the best of Grace Lee Boggs, but the best of any radical, visionary thinking in the United States. She reminds us why revolution is not only possible and necessary, but in some places already in the making. The conditions we face under neoliberalism and war do, indeed, mark the end of an era in which the old ideological positions of protest are not really relevant or effective--and this book offers a new way forward."--Robin D.G. Kelley, author ofFreedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination "Reading Grace Lee Boggs helps you glimpse a United States that is better and more beautiful that you thought it was. As she analyzes some of the inspiring theories and practices that have emerged from the struggles for equality and freedom in Detroit and beyond, she also shows us that in this country, a future revolution is not only necessary but possible." Michael Hardt, co-author of Commonwealth
Reviews
Review Quotes
"A stirring coda to one of the greatest chapters in the history of US radicalism."-- American Book Review
"There are lessons here for activists that make this slim volume a handbook for personal, and therefore, social transformation."
"There are lessons here for activists that make this slim volume a handbook for personal, and therefore, social transformation."-- Yes! Mag
"A radical start-up kit for combatting neoliberal capitalism."
"A radical start-up kit for combatting neoliberal capitalism."-- American Book Review
"A stirring coda to one of the greatest chapters in the history of US radicalism."
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ForeWord Magazine, February 2011
PW Annex Reviews, January 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, Grace Lee Boggs, a legendary figure in the struggle for justice in America, shrewdly assesses the current crisis--political, economical, and environmental--and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities. A vibrant, inspirational force, Boggs has participated in all of the twentieth century's major social movements--for civil rights, women's rights, workers' rights, and more. She draws from seven decades of activist experience, and a rigorous commitment to critical thinking, to redefine "revolution" for our times. From her home in Detroit, she reveals how hope and creativity are overcoming despair and decay within the most devastated urban communities. Her book is a manifesto for creating alternative modes of work, politics, and human interaction that will collectively constitute the next American Revolution.
Bowker Data Service Summary
A world dominated by America and driven by cheap oil, easy credit, and conspicuous consumption is unraveling before our eyes. In this powerful, deeply humanistic book, the author shrewdly addresses the current crisis and shows how to create the radical social change we need to confront new realities.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
These Are the Times to Grow Our Soulsp. 28
Revolution as a New Beginningp. 52
Let's Talk about Malcolm and Martinp. 79
Detroit, Place and Space to Begin Anewp. 105
A Paradigm Shift in Our Concept of Educationp. 135
We Are the Leaders We've Been Looking Forp. 159
Notesp. 179
Indexp. 191
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