The Exhibit puts human emotions on display. It is a book between two cities - Cambridge and Manchester - with detours via wax museums and planetariums, it brings down the Berlin Wall and challenges censorship in Iran, reveals the love of gay marriage and has conversations with Alexander McQueen, Damien Hirst, and Sylvia Plath. This in an impressive collection by a young poet already known for his innovative, intense poetry that draws its energy from the light and dark of everyday life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063537/bk_acx0_063537_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
'Brandon Weber knows how to tell a good story, and he has a knack for labor history. There are stories here you've never heard of and ones that you have &#8212; but read them all. They'll light a fire under you!' -Mrill Ingram, The Progressive 'At a time when unions face the possibility of extinction, Brandon Weber&#8217;s Class War, USA shows us that working-class struggle is the only strategy that has ever advanced the labor movement historically&#8212;and is also the only way forward today. This book is indispensable reading for today&#8217;s generation of young workers who&#8212;through no fault of their own&#8212;have no knowledge of the US working class&#8217; vast tradition of struggle, or its relevance for the future. At the same time, Class War, USA is just as valuable for those who have withstood the relentless assault on unions over the last four decades&#8212;and will undoubtedly find tremendous inspiration in the history Weber so convincingly tells. It is also worth noting that Weber also recounts the stories of working-class struggles far beyond the realm of the official union movement, including the Stonewall Rebellion that launched the gay liberation movement in 1969 and the Attica prison uprising in 1971. At fewer than 150 pages, written in accessible language, illustrated with an abundance of original photographs, this book should be on the coffee tables of all those invested in returning to a tradition of class struggle in the US.' -Sharon Smith, author of Subterranean Fire 'Brandon Weber&#8217;s Class War USA isn&#8217;t just a retelling of well-known and not-so-well-known strikes. Weber has done for a new generation of social and labor activists what Sid Lens did for an earlier one: bring to life the hard scrabble union, social, and political struggles of working class people from the past to the present. And by the way, in case you ever wondered why Woody Guthrie&#8217;s 'This Land is Your Land' never became the national anthem, Weber has the answer.' -Kim Moody, a founder of Labor Notes and author of On New Terrain: How Capital is Reshaping the Battleground of Class War 'Brandon Weber does a masterful job at succinctly bringing to life many gripping and insightful episodes from the rich history of American labor, allowing readers to draw invaluable lessons for today&#8217;s struggles. Yes, this was, and is, class war. In his colorful collection, Weber vividly shows that people working together can, against all odds in a culture that fetishizes individualism, bring about social progress. Now, let&#8217;s get these stories and lessons into the hands of those who buy into the prevailing divisiveness and tribalism, so that they too can unite across racial, ethnic, gender and other barriers and be heard!' -Dr. Thomas Greven, Freie Universität Berlin/Germany &#8220;[Class War, USA is] a brave attempt to focus attention on a subject, the need for strong unions, at a time when too many people appear to be dissatisfied with their situations, but don&#8217;t want to commit themselves to organisations which could help to resolve their problems.&#8221;&#8212;Northern Review of Books
This volume is built around three assumptions &#8211; first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted; and, third, that contrary to the still-popular belief that sport and politics don&#8217;t mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest. The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena; the Berlin Olympics of 1936; Western imperialism; the Mexico Olympics, 1968; the state racism of apartheid in South Africa; the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems; Israeli government policy; resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games to Canadian and American cities; the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens; class privilege in the UK; Russian anti-gay laws; and high public spending on sport mega-events in Brazil. The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology.