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Author Kirkendall, Andrew J.
Title Paulo Freire & the cold war politics of literacy [electronic resource] / Andrew J. Kirkendall.
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010.
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 Electronic Book  LB880.F732 K57 2010eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 246 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: Paulo Freire and the Twentieth-Century Drive for Development; 1 Entering History; 2 The Revolution that Wasn't and the Revolution that Was in Brazil, 1961-1964; 3 Reformist Chile, Peasant Consciousness, and the Meaning of Christian Democracy, 1964-1969; 4 Paulo Freire and the World Council of Churches in the First and Third Worlds, 1969-1980; 5 The Sandinistas and the Last Utopian Experiment of the Cold War, 1979-1980; 6 The Long, Slow Transition to Democracy in Brazil and the End of Utopia, 1980-1997.
Summary This is a political biography of Paulo Freire (1921@-97), a native of Brazil's impoverished northeast. Freire developed adult literacy training techniques that involved consciousness-raising, encouraging peasants and newly urban peoples to see themselves as active citizens who could transform their own lives. Kirkendall's evenhanded appraisal of Freire's pioneering life and work, which remains influential today, gives new perspectives on the history of the Cold War, the meanings of radicalism, and the evolution of the Left in Latin America.
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Subject Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997.
Literacy -- Political aspects.
Literacy -- Political aspects -- Latin America.
Cold War.
Alternate Title Paulo Freire and the cold war politics of literacy
Additional Format Print version: Kirkendall, Andrew J. Paulo Freire & the cold war politics of literacy. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010 9780807834190
ISBN 9780807899533 (electronic bk.)
0807899534 (electronic bk.)
9780807834190 (cloth : alk. paper)
080783419X (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 676700144