The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South Paperback – 27 May 2014
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- Language : English
- Paperback : 316 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1781681589
- ISBN-13 : 978-1781681589
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"It is startling how insulated the West has remained from the thinking, achievements, and struggles of the great majority of the world's people. This lucid and well-informed study reveals how much there is to learn from this rich and vibrant record." - Noam Chomsky "At a time when the ideologues of the Washington Consensus appeal to former colonies to free themselves from history, Vijay Prashad recalls a past without which it is impossible to understand the present." - Tariq Ali "Vijay Prashad is our own Frantz Fanon. His writing of protest is always tinged with the beauty of hope." - Amitava Kumar "Vijay Prashad helps to uncover the shining worlds hidden under official history and dominant media." - Eduardo Galeano "Vijay Prashad has courageously and meticulously forged a fascinating study that challenges mainstream, Western narratives of world history. In this provocative and sweeping exploration, the injustices and subjugation of peoples in the global South are not only made visible but political." - Susanne Soederberg, Professor in Global Development Studies, Queens University, Canada "With eloquence, wit, and urgency, Prashad tells the real story of global restructuring, the dismantling of the Third World Project, the rise and demise of neoliberalism, and how the future of the planet is tied to the dreams of the dispossessed." - Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times "An ambitious, complex, and lucid history of a political and economic project that emanated from the global South...The Poorer Nations distills a complex economic history into a lucid and engaging narrative... A historical materialist history of economic transformation that helps us understand the shift to neoliberal governance in our times." - Alex Lubin, American Quarterly
About the Author
Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Professor of South Asian History at Trinity College, Connecticut. He is the author of a number of books, including The Darker Nations: a People's History of the Third World and Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.
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Shocking and deeply revealing5 May 2020 - Published on Amazon.com
It was an exciting read and for anyone who wants to know how the world got to where it is today......the secrets of the many failures and the irresponsibility of the north......a few who undermined the capacity of others to determine their destiny.
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You Can't Understand World Affairs and Conflicts without POORER NATIONS7 November 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Anyone who wants to know the cause of current global conflicts, read this book. It is the first time I have been able to find the chronological and detailed story of the domination of poorer nations by CORE (rich) countries. The information is a must for teachers and instructors, and I plan to use it in my World Regional Geograp[hy Courses.
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Great read31 January 2021 - Published on Amazon.com
It was a very interesting read, I did get a little lost sometimes with all the economics terms but it is understandable enough for everyone and it really helped expand my thinking in different ways.
Dry but very informative,10 November 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Dry but very informative, sort of stuff that one should be educated about in world affairs but you aren't going to get this from most other sources or most media
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