The World And U2: One Band's Remaking Of Global Activism by Alan McphersonThe World And U2: One Band's Remaking Of Global Activism by Alan Mcpherson

The World And U2: One Band's Remaking Of Global Activism

byAlan Mcpherson

Hardcover | June 4, 2015

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In The World and U2: One Band's Remaking of Global Activism, Alan McPherson trains a historian's eye on the evolution and influence of the band's activism from its formation in 1976 to its most recent album and concert tour. Throughout its nearly four decades, the band has held up a mirror to the increasing selfishness in the world while at the same time working to fill the void left by those who have abandoned the world's poor to their plight. From raising awareness about war and human rights in the 1980s to engaging in direct action in the 1990s to moving mountains of cash for the planet's poorest in the twenty-first century, the band, and especially Bono, have both raised the bar and set the example for other celebrity activists. But it is also a success that has brought a greater scrutiny to bear on U2's activism and initiated a healthy debate about the merits of Western development aid.
Alan McPherson is professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the prize winning author of six books on US, Latin American, and global history.
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Title:The World And U2: One Band's Remaking Of Global ActivismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:182 pages, 9.11 × 6.28 × 0.75 inPublished:June 4, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442249331

ISBN - 13:9781442249332

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List of FiguresAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: U2 in a Selfish WorldChapter 1: Out of Ireland, 1960-1982Chapter 2: The Raising of a Global Consciousness, 1983-1989Chapter 3: Zooropa, 1990-1998Chapter 4: Bono, Superstar Lobbyist, 1999-2005Chapter 5: Consolidation and Criticism, 2006-2015Conclusion: Of Fans and ActivistsBibliographyAbout the Author