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We, the Oppressors

Availability: In Stock
ISBN: 9781529413939
AuthorDavy, Jack
Pub Date21/07/2022
BindingTrade PB
CountryIRL
Dewey
Publisher: Quercus
Quick overview An eye-opening book about how societies are designed to support the status of those in power at the destructive expense of those without it.
€17.82

Ecological oppression
From 1958, China declared war on sparrows, destroying their crops, contributing to the deaths of more than 10 million people.

Economic oppression
In the 19th century, the Shuar people of Ecuador were driven by economic need to wage bloody wars to procure shrunken heads for the Western curio market, which nearly destroyed their society.

Educational oppression
There have been 55 prime ministers of Great Britain, of whom 48 have been privately educated, creating a society built for and by the privileged.

These are just some of these stories in this remarkable book, that illustrate the key components through which society creates and sustains oppressive systems.

Some are historical. Others have played out right before our eyes over the last decade. All are rooted in systems in which we all take part.

Together they expose the layers of systematic, often insidious oppression which make up the world today, and reflect the choices of people just like us to participate in them.

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Ecological oppression
From 1958, China declared war on sparrows, destroying their crops, contributing to the deaths of more than 10 million people.

Economic oppression
In the 19th century, the Shuar people of Ecuador were driven by economic need to wage bloody wars to procure shrunken heads for the Western curio market, which nearly destroyed their society.

Educational oppression
There have been 55 prime ministers of Great Britain, of whom 48 have been privately educated, creating a society built for and by the privileged.

These are just some of these stories in this remarkable book, that illustrate the key components through which society creates and sustains oppressive systems.

Some are historical. Others have played out right before our eyes over the last decade. All are rooted in systems in which we all take part.

Together they expose the layers of systematic, often insidious oppression which make up the world today, and reflect the choices of people just like us to participate in them.