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Boksläpp i London - Dig Where You Stand

Kultur & språk

Välkomna till boksläpp i London! On the 45th anniversary of its initial publication in Swedish, Sven Lindqvist’s polemic on history, politics and power is finally available in English for the first time.

Öppet hus
22 mar 2023
19:00 - 20:15
London Review Bookshop (LRB)
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Andrew Flinn, Astrid von Rosen, Ken Worpole and Vron Ware
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Social historian and topographer Ken Worpole will be chairing a discussion of this classic work with Vron Ware, author of Return of a Native and the volume’s editors Astrid von Rosen and Andrew Flinn. LRB is an important bookshop near British Museum and associated with the publication.

The book launch will take place in London at the London Review Bookshop (LRB)
Time: 22 March 2022
Time: 7-8.15 pm, London (GMT).
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First published in 1978, Dig Where You Stand is a rallying cry for workers to become researchers, to follow the money, take on the role as experts on their job, and “dig” out its hidden histories in order to take a vital step towards social and economic transformation.

A how-to guide that inspired an entire movement, it makes the case that everyone – not just academics – can learn how to critically and rigorously explore history, especially their own history, and in doing so find a blueprint for how to transform society for the better.

In a world where the balance of power is overwhelmingly stacked against the working-class, Dig Where You Stand‘s manifesto for the empowerment of workers through self-education, historical research and political solidarity is as important and relevant today as it was in 1978.