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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing.

This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor, and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramon Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren, and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general audiences for years to come.

©1993 Paulo Freire; Copyright 2018 by Paulo Freire and contributors; Copyright Introduction 2018 by Donaldo Macedo; Copyright Afterword 2018 by Ira Shor (P)2018 Tantor

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Not easy listening

Parts of this book are written in very abstract terms. Hard enough to follow in a book, pretty hard to listen to. (I am a philosophy professor and I'm reading the book to prepare a course in philosophy of education, so it's not as if I'm unused to difficult texts).

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Relevant

I am on a journey immersing myself on topics of educational leadership, the public systems, social justice, and the need for the decolonization of education. This work is a required text for this journey.

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Excellent book and excellent commentary

This audible is very coherent and illustrative. I never got the chance to fully read the actual book. Listening to the audible left no stone unturned. I will certainly listen to this audible again and again.

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Eye opening

Very good book, gives a great insight into ways that leaders and educators can help fix the inequality that burdens the world.

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Steps to derailing the current Oppressive World

Loved the context. Outstanding and provides steps for addressing the current world situation. Great listening.

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fantastic book should be required reading

I loved this book and will be rereading it many times. this book helps explain everything that is wrong with the world and how to fix it.

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Profound ideas. Will replay to fully understand

First off, I'm not an avid abooker. But this had moments of enlightenment. Must pay full attention. When I abook, I'm usually doing something else. Do not do that with this abook, because you will have to replay.

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great read; dense material

Good audio reading and makes it a lot easier to listen through twice for how dense the material is. good material it just takes awhile to get through it and digest.

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Paulo Freire Teaches How to Create

I work and by working I transform the world. Friere who was at one time an educator for the church has found a new way to invigorate humanity. By having humans learn that they have a role in creating culture. That their every effort to put theory into praxis is a piece of creating a workable society. Constantly asking to bring the illiterate and hopeless folding into the middle of the decision process, Freire proposes how to make lasting improvement in society.

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Excellent book: narrator mispronounces!!

This book is incredible!!! The narrator/Dennis Kleinman literally didn’t look up how to pronounce the author’s name or his key concept which I found annoying and smacking of the same colonial privilege that’s discussed in the book. Narrator kept mispronouncing “Paulo Freire” and his key concept “conscientização”

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  • 11-04-20

Absolutely pivotal and essential reading

This timeless work and exploration of dialogical education is key to our liberation as a people and must be read by anyone who claims to desire freedom for themselves and their fellow people in this capitalist system of oppression through which we are dominated and enslaved on both a material and ideological basis.

Whether or not you are an educator; whether or not you consider yourself an advocate of revolutionary thought and praxis, this book will transform you and enlighten you. An instant favourite, and an honest guide toward understanding the word and the world and our destiny as human beings seeking humanity, to change it.

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  • Aaron Hollowed
  • 01-22-20

overwhelmed at first

audio books has opened a hole new world of written word for me. very interesting

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  • MJ
  • 09-21-20

Paulo Freire, who?

I can understand why I've never heard of Paulo, I don't speak Portuguese. But, after listening to this a couple of times, it's like I've known him all my life. This is an absolute must read for anyone interested in learning and the political implications of an educated society. I think I'll listen to it again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-24-21

A revelation

Paulo Freire was and is an intellectual for all ages, not of individual people, but of human history. Freire's conceptual grasp of critical pedagogy, one which is explained in as clear a prose as one could ask, is profound and powerful; as one listens to his ideas, one is himself reaching a new level of conscientisation, one which allows them to be more critical of the world and their place within it. This is an absolute must read, for all of human kind.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-28-20

A must read for educators in our times

this classic text communicates ideas that are still considered relatively radical and revolutionary in western higher education (i.e. university, aka college in the USA), particularly when one compares the systems of higher education and the systems of access to higher education.

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  • 08-24-20

Great Book, Awful Narration

I found the narration of this book extremely off-putting, to the point where I couldn't really concentrate on the content. Dennis Kleinman's voice in this narration is creepy to say the least. If you are the kind of listener who likes clear enunciation then I recommend you steer clear of this recording. On the other hand, the book is a classic in humanist critique. It is a must read for anyone who is interetsted in progressive educational theory.

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  • Max
  • 05-17-20

Totally praiseworthy

Better than expected and I had high expectations! A must read for anyone who wants to make a positive influence on the world.

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  • D S Sinclair
  • 11-17-18

A must read for all educators

Amazing. the new foreword and interviews add a lot of depth. I would advise this for all teachers and students to help inform their learning processes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-31-20

mind blowing

An astonishing work. I'll have to re read it many times I think... too much to absorb at once ... so many confronting truths it is often hard to take in. Written many decades ago and still as fresh as a daisy... still relevant and useful in a profoundly humane way.

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  • 07-25-19

overcomplicated, Hegelian debledegook

So overcomplicated, so much writing like Hegel, a few interesting remarks but in general over and over the same and -ation -tion and so on. The reading is hard to listen to: monotonous, there's an echo.