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Living for Change : An Autobiography (Paperback) (Grace Lee Boggs)

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How did the daughter of Chinese immigrants, holder of a PhD in philosophy, end up in Detroit married to a Black autoworker and organizer dedicated to a life of struggle? Grace Boggs (1915-2015) has been called an “organic intellectual, the people’s philosopher committed to transforming the world while always embedded in community and movement. She emphasized the urgency of philosophy and the need to think dialectically in order to avoid becoming stuck in old ways of thinking. Her life reflects six decades of political activism, teaching how to make change, and ends with a “blueprint for a theory of social movements in the age of global capital, and ultimately reminds us that social movements emerged from the very fabric of life.” She and her brilliant, blue-collar husband, Jimmy, concluded as early as 1968 that revolutions must be “self-transforming and structure-transforming, exploring and trying to resolve in theory and practice fundamental questions of human life more complex than anything Marx could possibly have dreamed of.” Ahead of her time, Grace envisioned transforming the urban economy and landscape by taking back the commons in order to promote self-sufficiency, ecological sustainability and human interaction. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 301
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Minnesota Pr
Author: Grace Lee Boggs
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2016
TCIN: 51546226
UPC: 9781517901486
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-0416
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