the Looking-Glass World (in Spanish Patas Arriba: la Escuela del Mundo al Revés), originally published in Spanish in , was written by Eduardo Galeano . Eduardo Galeano’s Patas Arriba: La Escuela del Mundo al Reves and Understanding the Bakhtinian ‘Other’. Benjamin McLean. Sch of Lang Lit Cultures &. La escuela del mundo al reves () by Eduardo Galeano and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great .

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A Primer for the Looking-Glass World”, p.

I feel like he and Naomi Klein could be friends; this work brings together ideas about so many different aspects of eduagdo life economics, politics, food, culture and I appreciated his astute and uncompromising insights.

Thus the vicious cycle of messed up priorites! Keeping the Gods inside. My reading experience was only dampened by the fact that he jumps from fact to eduaro to fact so revse that it was incredibly hard to stay focused – I couldn’t get into a groove with this book.

Galeano uses a sophisticated vocabulary that has given me the impetus to talk more passionately to talk about politics in Spanish. I still refer to this book from time to time for solid examples of abuse of power and twisted ethics. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The pretense of the prose tends to be preoccupied with learning to rethink the contradictions of society; in a moment when outrageous eduardoo are normalized, it is time to reconsider the understandings many people hold, which, in turn, informs the way such people view things.

Upside down was not nice at all. My read I read a review in which this book was described as a rant, and I’d have to agree – an eloquent, feisty, brilliant rant.


Galeano writes what the rest of us are thinking.

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 of the “The Right to Rave”—he surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and deprivation, carnival and torture, power and helplessness. It covers a wide range of topics: 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.

For example, Galeano references the relief that most feel every time a criminal is killed, therefore choosing security over justice. Return to Book Page.

Upside Down (book) – Wikipedia

Later on he uses the term ” practicum ” to reinforce such goals. Within this piece of galeqno, he explores themes such as modern education systemsracismsexismpovertyeconomicsworkand societal fear. Great Author, Great Book! The author himself has proclaimed his obsession as a writer saying, “I’m a writer obsessed with remembering, with remembering the past of America above all and above all that of Latin Ggaleano, intimate land condemned to amnesia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A real reflect of the world where we are living Overall, Galeano’s choices seem to always enhance accessibility.

Galeano shares the personal story of a street kid who looks to drugs to rid himself of all the problems he faces in his daily life of poverty. Un libro que puede decir cosas que ya se sepan o se hayan dicho antes del mundo pero complementa o redescubre asuntos desapercibidos o, al menos, vistos de forma poco aparente.


Here, he takes eduardk gander at the “first world” and all its consumerism, brutality, exploitation, and ideologies. We have accepted a “reality” we should reject, he writes, one where poverty kills, people are hungry, machines are more precious than humans, and children work from dark to dark.

Automobiles usurp human space, poison the air, and frequently murder the interlopers who invade their conquered territory -and no one lifts a finger to gzleano them. Views Read Edit View history. How twisted that when you drive through the low-income neighborhoods there Wow! Even taken with a big ol’ grain feves salt this book was shocking and eye-opening.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Not likely to see billboards at ALL in wealthy neighborhoods yet, they can afford it and most likely already have it. Lots of wood block prints and little, dirty tidbits about the global economy and politicians. Trivia About Upside Down: Galeano fiel a su estilo, muy interesante y completo.

Galeano is always worth a second or third look.

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

Pages to import images to Wikidata. Galeano demonstrates that the current system of “education” locks poor children in their social space in ways that often cause additional social grief. He divides the students into social class based on familial economic standings and sees the futures of students based on these economic standings as being pre-set. How Do We Start Again?