Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos. Book 1, 1999-2009: Globalization, Human Rights, Religion, War, and the Age of the Internet

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    Mark Edelman Boren

    Publisher: Seven Stories Press

    Year: 2021

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 288 pages

    ISBN: 9781644210369

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The first all-encompassing history of today's global student activism movement.

Student resistance in the first decade of the 21st century was the single most powerful liberating force around the globe during those years. Challenging governments--in a few cases, overturning governments--at a time when representational democracies appeared weak and authoritarian regimes were on the rise. In Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos, Book 1, Mark Boren goes continent by continent, country by country, to show us the contours of the new frontlines of resistance, the sacrifices that were made, the seismic changes caused by the Internet, and the new powers of surveillance and military technology that governments across the globe used to monitor and suppress student groups, raising the stakes and human cost of resistance in many countries.

Mark Boren's previous book on the subject, Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject (Routledge), charted the history from medieval times through the modern period, stopping in 1999. Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos, Book 1, takes us forward into the eventful first decade of the new century, and is being published simultaneously with Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos, Book 2, 2010-2020: Social Media, Women's Rights, and the Rise of Activism in a Time of Nationalism, Mass Migrations, and Climate Change. As Mark Boren writes in the book, "Student resistance throws into relief the relationships within our societies between the rulers and the people. It defines cultural moments and indicates the directions in which nations are heading. And if student activism has a rich and storied past, it is just as true that student movements are shaping the world more than they ever have before."

What People Are Saying

"Student Resistance in the Age of Chaos is a dangerous book for authoritarian and dictatorial leaders. This book can only inspire and guide a next generation of pro-democracy activists. This history-rich book, that tells unique stories and explains creative tactics of social movements, is an antidote to rising authoritarianism and populism in politics across the globe. An immensely important book in these times of political crisis! " Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN

“Comprehensive and powerful, Mark Boren’s Student Resistance endows the reader with a sense of agency, and hope.” Aric McBay

“An incomparable tour de force.” Peter McLaren

"Boren identifies globalization, human rights, religion, and war as major flashpoints, and offers accessible profiles of uprisings that took place in countries around the world. ... authoritative and exhaustive." Booklist

Book Details

Author: Mark Edelman Boren
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781644210369
Size: 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Year: 2021

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