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Student Revolt : Voices of the Austerity Generation - by Matt Myers (Paperback)

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In 2010, young people across Britain took to the streets to defy a wave of government education cuts that slashed grants to college students and astronomically increased tuition fees. Education was no longer accessible for all, and students across the country refused to stand by silently. A well-publicized year of occupations and protests followed—ultimately, to little effect. The current government continues to threaten fresh budget cuts on higher education. What happened to the student revolt? And what can we learn from its failure?
Matt Myers tells the story of that momentous year through the voices of the people involved: activists, students, university workers, and politicians. He weaves their testimonies together to create a narrative that starkly captures both the deep divisions of the movement and the intense energy generated by its players. With an extended introduction by Paul Mason, Student Revolt provides a lively, poignant oral history of the 2010 movement for today’s activists, as well as a long-overdue reflection on its many lessons.
Number of Pages: 222
Genre: Political Science, Education
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Left Book Club
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Matt Myers
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2017
TCIN: 52969817
UPC: 9780745337340
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-3991
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