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Student Resistance
A History of the Unruly Subject




ISBN 9780415926249
Published July 24, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages - 15 Color Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Student Resistance is an international history of student activism. Chronicling 500 years of strife between activists and the academy, Mark Edelman Boren unearths the defiant roots of the ivory tower.

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Mark Edelman Boren is Part-time Instructor of English at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Reviews

"The informational richness and transparency of Boren's text makes his Student Resistance a valuable source for those who seek empirical information on various historical cases of student activism." -- Social Movement Studies
"The attractiveness of Boren's book consists in the very richness of historical examples it provides. No part of the world is left out of the picture." -- Social Movement Studies
"The strength of the book is its description of variations and continuities in form and action across time and place. The book works well as an introductory reference guide..." -- Choice
"...many lessons to be found in Mark Boren's absorbing history of student activism, which ranges from Chinese student protests during the Han dynasty (in the first century B.C.E.) to the recent organization of the NYU graduate student union." -- Andrew Ross, The Village Voice
"With student activism on the rise again, it is very useful indeed to have Mark Boren's lively book ready-to-hand. His focus is broad enough so that anyone interested in the subject will have much to learn. This is history rich with lessons for all of us." -- Cary Nelson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Mark Edelman Boren's global history of student activism teaches us that we should not underestimate the potential impact and importance of both organized and spontaneous student resistance. Across the globe, student activism has played a key role in fighting many forms of oppression and exploitation and at times has resulted in the transformation of social and political structures. A world history of student activism has been long overdue. Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject is a welcomed addition to activist scholarship." -- Peter McLaren, University of California, Los Angeles
"With student activism on the rise again, it is very useful indeed to have Mark Boren's lively book ready-to-hand. His focus is broad enough so that anyone interested in the subject will have much to learn. This is history rich with lessons for all of us." -- Cary Nelson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"A useful and much-needed resource on student protest." -- Publishers Weekly
"The first to attempt a popular survey of the history of student activism across nearly 10 centuries and around the world, [this book] should appeal to readers seeking context for student movements past and present." -- Mary Carroll, Booklist
"A uselful and much-needed resource on student protest Publishers Weekly."