Il volume è una raccolta di saggi sui grandi temi sui quali Arundhati Roy è impegnata in prima persona: dalla battaglia per la democrazia in India, con una analisi della classe politica indiana che ha corroso il midollo della democrazia parlamentare laica per il proprio tornaconto elettorale; agli spaventosi "giochi nucleari" in cui sono coinvolti India e Pakistan; al come contrastare l'Impero, che non è soltanto il governo statunitense e i suoi satelliti europei, la Banca mondiale o il fondo monetario internazionale, ma è qualcosa di più. In molti paesi l'Impero ha generato sottoprodotti pericolosi: nazionalismo, fanatismo religioso, fascismo e terrorismo.
- ISBN: 8882466337
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 180
What is “Empire”? The elucidation of this question is what is attempted in this book by Arundhati Roy. It is actually a collection of her essays, articles and speeches during the period 2002 – 2004, and not a book with a beginning, middle and end. But one theme runs through all these seemingly unconn Leggi tutto
In my journey through Roy’s nonfiction, the ‘War on Terror’ has escalated into the invasion of Iraq (2003-2004)… Highlights : --“ Peace is War: The Collateral Damage of Breaking News ”: explores the key role of the corporate media in controlling “democracy”. “Peace is War” is meant to convey that Western Leggi tutto
Roy begins by detailing what is democracy and how we can make it work: The only way to make democracy real is to begin a process of constant questioning, permanent provocation, and continuous public conversation between citizens and the state. On freedom: It is important to remember that our fr
An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (Paperback) by Arundhati Roy I picked up this book while in India last fall. The hotel I was staying at in Jaipur was selling it in their gift shop. I started it while still traveling but didn't finish it until the beginning of the new year. Consisting of a collect Leggi tutto
Some of my favorite quotations: "Debating Imperialism is a bit like debating the pros and cons of rape. What can we say? That we really miss it?" "Calling anyone who protests against the violation of their human and constitutional rights a terrorist can end up becoming a self-fulfilling accusation. W Leggi tutto
At first I felt that Roy was simply rehashing other journalist musings concerning the rise of a type of neo-liberal imperialism that has taken over in the last 10 years, in particular after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. However, Roy's rhetorical skills are unsurpassable. I was not aware of her acti Leggi tutto
وبسرعة هائلة اصبح في المفضلة. الكتابة جائت من الخيال 'Television tells us that Iraq has been 'liberated' and that Afganistan is well on its way to becoming a paradise for women-thanks to bush and blair, the twenty-first century's leading feminists'
arundhati roy is such an excellent rhetorician!!! despite some issues i found with her analysis of the world crises she investigates, i found her thinking really clarifying. tbh ashamed about my lack of knowledge about the iraq war & all the wars we have lived through. i can't believe i once thought Leggi tutto
"For reasons I do not fully understand, fiction dances out of me. Non-fiction is wrenched out by the aching, broken world I wake up to every morning." the celebrated author of The God of Small Things States So. An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire is a well constructed essay collection written betwe Leggi tutto
I haven't actually read this book. I started the book; I was looking forward to it. The author wrote The God of Small Things and won a Booker prize. I had to put the book down when it made the following analysis on page 81 on how to resist "empire" meaning - I guess the U.S. It said,"The good news is Leggi tutto
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