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Description - The Village Against the World by Dan Hancox

The story of a village that dreamed of a better future, and won. For the last thirty-five years the small Andalusian village of Marinaleda has been the centre of a tireless struggle to create a living utopia. Dan Hancox reveals the fascinating history of a community that seized the land owned by wealthy aristocrats in order to work it themselves. Since the 1980s, led by the charismatic mayor, Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, the villagers have been fighting for a better life. But as the economic crisis started to bite, how long could the utopia hold on to its dreams?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781781681305
ISBN-10: 1781681309
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dan Hancox

Dan Hancox is a journalist who has written for the Guardian, the New Statesman, Independent, Frieze, New Inquiry, National, Dazed & Confused, Q magazine, Mute and the Wire. He is the author of two ebooks: Kettled Youth and Utopia and the Valley of Dreams.

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