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ISBN: 9781931498784
Year Added to Catalog: 2005
Book Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 232 pages
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Old ISBN: 1931498784
Release Date: April 15, 2005
Web Product ID: 287

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Walking on Water

Reading, Writing, and Revolution

by Derrick Jensen

For the Media

January 22, 2004

Contact: Jon-Mikel Gates, Publicity Associate, 802-295-6300 x111
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Important New Voice Condemns Lack of Independent Thinking; Derrick Jensen Exposes Dangers of Industrial Education

Every now and then a book comes along that is revolutionary enough in its critique of the dominant culture that it manages to cross all boundaries and defy all categorization. Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution is such a book.

Remember the days of longing for the

January 22, 2004

Contact: Jon-Mikel Gates, Publicity Associate, 802-295-6300 x111
[email protected]

 

Important New Voice Condemns Lack of Independent Thinking; Derrick Jensen Exposes Dangers of Industrial Education

Every now and then a book comes along that is revolutionary enough in its critique of the dominant culture that it manages to cross all boundaries and defy all categorization. Walking on Water: Reading, Writing, and Revolution is such a book.

Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system?

Prize-winning author Derrick Jensen takes on our culture’s model of “industrial” education and its destructive effects on students’ ability to think and act autonomously and creatively. Like Ivan Illich, John Holt, and Neil Postman before him, he takes aim at an educational system that it based on power and seeks to train students to silently acquiesce to illegitimate authority, a “nation of slaves” and clock-watchers.

Walking on Water is a startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroom—whether community college or maximum security prison—where he teaches writing. He reveals how schools are central to perpetuating the great illusion of our culture, that happiness lies outside of ourselves and that learning to please and submit to those in power makes us all into life-long clock-watchers. As a writing teacher Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity.

Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Listening to the Land, (all republished by Chelsea Green in 2004), and co-author of Railroads and Clearcuts, and Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests (2003, Chelsea Green). He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as “a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents.” Jensen lives on the coast of northern California. hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system?

Prize-winning author Derrick Jensen takes on our cultureâ??s model of â??industrialâ? education and its destructive effects on studentsâ?? ability to think and act autonomously and creatively. Like Ivan Illich, John Holt, and Neil Postman before him, he takes aim at an educational system that it based on power and seeks to train students to silently acquiesce to illegitimate authority, a â??nation of slavesâ? and clock-watchers.

Walking on Water is a startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroomâ??whether community college or maximum security prisonâ??where he teaches writing. He reveals how schools are central to perpetuating the great illusion of our culture, that happiness lies outside of ourselves and that learning to please and submit to those in power makes us all into life-long clock-watchers. As a writing teacher Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity.

Derrick Jensen is the prize-winning author of A Language Older than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Listening to the Land, (all republished by Chelsea Green in 2004), and co-author of Railroads and Clearcuts, and Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests (2003, Chelsea Green). He was one of two finalists for the 2003 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, which cited The Culture of Make Believe as â??a passionate and provocative meditation on the nexus of racism, genocide, environmental destruction and corporate malfeasance, where civilization meets its discontents.â? Jensen lives on the coast of northern California.


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