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  1. MODULE 1 From the Industrial Revolution to the Postmodern Crisis of Capitalism Manchester: A Case Study in European History A Gallery of TestimonialsThe Industrial Revolution – Industrialization Capitalismand Globalization

  2. WHAT AND HOW? Task: To generate a testimonial gallery of scholars, thinkers and writers who dealt with the problem discussed Objectives: • to generate of a multimedia archive • to focus on thinkers’different ideas about economic and social transformation processes (The Industrial Revolution – Industrialization Capitalism and Globalization) • to learn how to synthesize in the English language Materials:(texts, resources, videos, pictures, articles, Pc, the Internet, teacher’s site) Text types analysed: all the texts studied Methodology:Group work (cooperative and collaborative learning)

  3. WHY? Language skills:speaking, reading, writing, discussing, interacting, public speaking Study Skills and Knowledge:structure of argumentative text, use of literary code, textual structural analysis, selection of testimonials, quotations,connection with suitable context study of resources, spoken and written production, interaction ICT skills:Office (.doc, .ppt), Internet surfing, pdf…, work with images, Microsoft Picture Management) What to do with the language Competence:Use language to generate a testimonial gallery

  4. Testimonials • Adam Smith • Alexis de Tocqueville • Charles Dickens • Karl Marx • Samule Smiles • Winston Churchill • John Keynes • Thomas Sowell • Joseph Schumpeter • Eric Hoffer • Deng Xiaoping • Thomas Friedman • Naomi Klein • Riccardo Bellofiore • Jeanette Winterson • Luigi Zingales

  5. Adam Smith (1723-1790) • Scottish social philosopher, pioneer of political economy • father of modern Economic Science (liberalism) large productionand capitalism "the great object of the Political Economy of every country is to increase the riches and power of that country". Reference text: The Wealth of Nations Focus: Capitalism • Cross cultural references:investigation of the causes of wealth • Critical thinking: Capitalism, Political Economy, causes of wealth

  6. Alexis de Tocqueville(1805-1859) • French Political thinker and historian • Liberal position about democracy • Reference text:Journey to England and Ireland(1835) • Focus:Manchester • Cross cultural references: J. Bentham, A. Tocqueville , A. Toynbee, K. Marx, F. Engels • Critical thinking: Alienation, exploitation, industrialization, unequal distribution of wealth, bad working condition, double nature of capitalism, Utilitarianism

  7. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) • English Victorian novelist • remarkable characters • superb telling technique • symbolic portraitsocial class contrast • Reference text: Hard Times (1854) •  • Utilitarianism • Focus:Coketown • Cross cultural references: J.Bentham, A. Tocqueville , A. Toynbee • Critical thinking: social rift, industrialization, wealth versus well-being, working class - capitalists

  8. Karl Heinrich Marx (1818 -1883) • German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist • Critical of his contemporary economy, politic, society and culture Reference text: Das Kapital(1867) • Focus:Capitalism • Cross cultural references: A. Toynbee, F. Engels, Luigi Zingales • Critical thinking: industrialization, unequal distribution of wealth, money creates wealth

  9. Samuel Smiles (1812 –1904) Scottish author and reformer. Reference text: Thrift (1875) Focus: Capitalism Cross cultural references: K. Marx, E. Hoffer, T. Sowell, J. Schumpeter Critical thinking: Industrialization, metaphor of the multi – faceted nature of capitalism

  10. Winston Churchill(1874-1965) • British Conservative Politician • statesman and orator, Nobel Prize for Literature • twice Prime Minister (1940–45 and 1951–55) • officer in the British Army • historian, writer, artist • he received the Nobel Prize in Literature Reference: Sir W. Churchill Quotes • Focus: Capitalism • Cross cultural references:powerful command of the English language, literature • Critical thinking: capitalism, socialism, blessing, industrialization, wealth versus well-being, working class, army

  11. John Maynard Keynes(1883 – 1946) • British economist • Founder of modern macroeconomics • most influential economist of the 20th century. • His ideas basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics Reference text: The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money (1936) • Focus: Capitalism and direct interventions • Cross cultural references: R. Bellofiore • Critical thinking: industrialization, Keynesianism, direct intervention on financial problems

  12. Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883 -1950) • An Austrian American economist and political scientist. • Popularized "creative destruction" in economics • Reference text: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy • Focus: Capitalism • Cross cultural references: K. Marx, L. Zingales, R. Bellofiore • Critical thinking: industrialization, the European financial situation, creative destruction

  13. Deng Xiaoping (1904 – 1997) • Politician and reformist leader of the • Communist Party of China. He led China towards a market economy. • led China towards a market economy. • Focus: Capitalism • Reference: Deng Xiaoping quotes. • AVideo • Cross cultural references: K. Marx, E. Hoffer, T. Sowell, J. Schumpeter • Critical thinking: market economy, to be rich is glorious because it gives power and wealth

  14. Thomas Sowell (1930) • American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author • conservative thinker of the late 20th century • America's leading philosopher • seminal study on the role of Race in history • explain the principles underlying modern economics • he advocates laissez-faire economics and writes from a conservative and libertarian perspective. • opposes Marxism, Reference text: Marxism: Philosophy and Economics. • Cross cultural references:J.Bentham, A.Tocqueville , A. Toynbee, K. Marx, F. Engels, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, F. A. Hayek, Joseph Schumpeter • Critical thinking:pushiness, justice and equality, civil rights, race and ethnicity

  15. Thomas Friedman (1953) • American journalist and author. • twice-weekly column for The N.Y. Times. • won the Pulitzer Prize three times. • Reference text: The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization(1999) • Focus: Free-Market capitalism • Cross cultural references: J.Bentham, • A. Tocqueville , A. Toynbee, K. Marx, F. Engels, • L. Zingales • Critical thinking: global trade, the • Middle East, globalization, environmental • issues

  16. Naomi Klein (1970) • Canadian author and social activist • political analyses • criticism of corporate globalization • Reference text: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) • Focus: Capitalism • Cross cultural references: K. Marx, E. Hoffer, T. Sowell, J. Schumpeter • Critical thinking: frontier capitalism shifting from crisis to crisis

  17. Riccardo Bellofiore • Full professor (University of Bergamo) in • political Economy • monetary economics • history of economic thought • Reference text: article from “the Guardian”(2011) A crisis of Capitalism • Focus: Italian Crisis and Eurozone • Cross cultural references: Karl Marx, Hyman Philip Minsky, Yanis Varoufakis, Stuart Holland, John Maynard Keynes • Critical thinking: actualization, financial problems in Europe

  18. Jeanette Winterson (1959) • Contemporary English Writer • adopted by Pentecostal parents • boundaries of physicality and the imagination, gender polarities, sexual identities Reference text: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? • Focus: Manchester • Cross cultural references: A. Toynbee, K. Marx, F. Engels, C. Dickens • Critical thinking: industrialization, wealth versus well-being, working class – capitalists, process of change, contradictions inside society.

  19. Luigi Zingales(1963) • Italian economist and educator • Winner of 2003 Germán Bernácer Prize to the best European economist under 40working in macro-finance. • Competition is not guaranted by the control organisms Reference text: A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (3 June 2012) Focus:Capitalism • Cross cultural references: Adam Smith, Thomas Friedman • Critical thinking: actualization, financial problems in Europe

  20. SKILLS - STUDY PRACTICE FEED-BACK Learning skills • reading, • manipulating differentstext types • acquiring a specific vocabulary • comprehension, • textual analysis, • group discussion, • Selection skills, • critical thinking, • gathering of ideas, • planning, • drafting, • redrafting, • peer proof reading, • image selection, • reorganizing, • generating a .ppt presentation • generating a .pdf document • public speaking

  21. FEEDBACK 1. What you have learnt? • The problems of capitalism and European’s current economic and social situation • Reading a Postmodern Novel • Studying essays and argumentative text about the problems • Studying and interpreting qiuotations from testimonial’s works • interacting in a workgroup • Selecting relevant data • Synthesizing concepts • Writing in English • Creating a .ppt presentaton 2. What could be improved? • Our comunication skills, precision, time organization 3.Level of appreciation and usefullness of workshop: • The work useful to learn new details about economy • Learning together offers deeper insights • Occasion to study and share discussion • Reading and speaking in English with a real purpose

  22. WORKSHOP 7CREDITS • BALDO Sara • MONGERA Enrico • MONTANARI Veronica • TALIAN Lorenzo • ZANUTTA Riccardo