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Common views of power and hierarchy within societies, institutions, and media begin to look less believable when held against the raw numbers Galeano presents to his galeno. Later on he uses the term ” practicum ” to reinforce such goals.

Patas Arriba La Escuela del Mundo Al Reves

For a book that discusses such awful events and persistent inequality there were some very darkly funny moments I wasn’t expecting. Galeano demonstrates that the current system of “education” locks poor children in their social space in ways that often cause additional social grief.

Not likely to see billboards at ALL in wealthy neighborhoods yet, they can afford it and most likely already have it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. His desire to change his readers’ manner of thinking is shown through the accessibility of this non-fiction piece. Return to Book Page. The little “aside” boxes are alternatley hilarious and horrendous.

Overall, Galeano’s choices seem to always enhance accessibility. He is adept at using everyday reality–contradictions, violence, and absurdist extremes–to turn the reader onto radical ideas and new thought directions. Automobiles usurp human space, poison the air, and frequently murder the interlopers who invade their conquered territory -and no one lifts a finger to stop them.


For example, Galeano references the relief that most feel every time a criminal is killed, therefore choosing security over justice. Poor kids are disrespected for being poor, rich kids are respected for being rich, and rich and poor kids end up in the same position as their parents.

It covers a wide range of topics: People are drawn to capitalism with the promise of choice, but as Galeano points out, those who are allowed to actually make those choices are limited often by money, gender, and race.

Also, I realized how self centered Eduardp have been and how much I have deeply buried myself in the modern consumerism.

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Still, I gained a lot of insights on the atrocities perpetrated by the politicians, MNCs, and other powerful people in our society.

Estoy empezando a considerar a Galeano como autor favorito. Even taken with a big ol’ grain of salt this book was shocking and eye-opening. I haven’t read Eduardo Galeano’s books before but I should say I was impressed when I read this, that too in the first few pages itself. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Galexno account.

Por momentos algo denso, pero vale la pena. Not because I loved it. The world is turning upside down and inside out. Its disheartening for me to note that I have lived with such ignorance about the outrages and injustices that continue to happen in our society.

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And it has been written completely from the point of view of Latin America.

Patas arriba. La escuela del mundo al revés

Galeano begins his analysis with the studentsand eventually looks at the role of teachers in the classroom. Thus the vicious cycle of messed up priorites!

Preview — Patas arriba. Really, where is the outrage over the dupes we have become?

Eduardo Galeano was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist. Furthermore, small drawings, such as the one seen to the left, occupy the pages of this text. In the North, mudo are fed on a diet of eeves need and all made the same by things we own; the South is the galley slave enabling our greed. Images of “City of God” kept running through my mind in the sections on Rio and the shantytown and rampant violence and poverty.

Galeano shares the personal story of a street kid who looks to drugs to rid himself of all the problems reevs faces in his daily life of poverty.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Trivia About Upside Down: Beginning with the title, Upside Down: Events such as the Uruguayan military coup forced Galeano into exile in Spain and Argentina ; [1] these exiles, in particular, may have been formative in Galeano’s life and writing.