Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance by Eric Selbin
The Power of Story

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Why do revolutions happen? Decades of social science research have brought us little closer to understanding where, when, and among whom they occur. In this ground-breaking book, Eric Selbin argues that we need to look beyond the economic, political, and social structural conditions to the thoughts and feelings of the people who make revolutions. In particular, he argues, we need to understand the stories people relay and rework of past injustices as they struggle in the present toward a better future. Ranging from the French Revolution to the Battle for Seattle, via Russia, China, Cuba, Vietnam, and Nicaragua, Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance makes the case that it is myth, memory, and mimesis which create, maintain, and extend such stories.
 

About Eric Selbin

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Eric Selbin is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Southwestern University and a University Scholar.  His books include Modern Latin American Revolutions and Understanding Revolutions (with John Foran and Jack Goldstone).  He is currently completing Doing International Relations from the Margins with Meghana Nayak. In 2007 he was selected as one of Southwestern's all-time 'Fav Five' Faculty and received an Exemplary Teaching Award in 2001-2002.
 
Published April 4, 2013 by Zed Books. 269 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Math, Nature & Wildlife, Business & Economics.

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