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Fences and Windows Dispatches from the front lines of the globalization debate Klein N 2002 Toronto ON Vintage Through personal and deep rooted ideals Naomi Klein provides a chronological account on two and a half years of various protests and speeches all over the world that revolve around the issue of globalization Fences and Windows is a tightly bound compilation of newspaper articles and speeches packed together to encompass basic themes of a dwindling democracy caused by the internationalization of a neo-liberalist ideology p78 Essentially Kleins various articles and speeches devote themselves primarily to the international debate of free trade privatization and capitalism while often conceptualizing the fundamental sociological principle proposed by Mills-stating that often private troubles cause public issues Klein provides an international perspective capturing the essence of what she refers to as the movement- which is a collective epicenter in opposition to the various abstract-economic theories that effect society An economically driven infrastructure gives Klein the image or metaphor of fences and windows The concept of the fence is used interchangeably stating that tangible fences are needed to enforce the virtual onesthat put resources and wealth out of the hands of so many p11 As well windows are conceptualized to represent freedom of speech gateways to the liberation of democracyp33 equitable substance distribution and an access for change that the movement so powerfully fights for on a global scale The windows of dissent can be a representation of an intricate process of thousands of people tying their destinies together through a network of hubs and spokesp11 simply by sharing ideas and telling stories about how economic dominance affects their daily lives Kleins windows are not portraying violent protests against globalization no they simply can provide an image of a deeper and more responsive democracy on both mezzo and macro levels Among many one particularly important rationale for recommendation of Fences and Windows for study in social policy education has to do
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