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Stealing Innocence

Youth, Corporate Power and the Politics of Culture

Authors: NA, NA, Giroux, Henry A.

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Continuing his ongoing social critique, Henry Giroux now looks at the way corporate culture is encroaching on the lives of children by exploring three myths prevalent in our society: that the triumph of democracy is related to the triumph of the market; that children are unaffected by power and politics; that teaching and learning are no longer linked to improving the world. Looking at childhood beauty pageants, school shootings and the omnipresent nihilistic chic of advertising, Giroux paints a disturbing picture of the world surrounding our children. Ultimately, he turns to the work of Antonio Gramsci, Paulo Freire and Stuart Hall for lessons about how we can reinstitute a realistic childhood for our children.

About the authors

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

Reviews

'...ambitious and wide-ranging...[Giroux is] one of America's boldest cultural critics, and also one of the most generous.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

'...a solid work written by a passionate advocate.' - American School Board Journal


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Giroux, Henry A.

    Pages 1-35

  • Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence

    Giroux, Henry A.

    Pages 39-64

  • Heroin Chic and the Politics of Seduction

    Giroux, Henry A.

    Pages 65-81

  • Kids for Sale: Corporate Culture and the Challenge of Public Schooling

    Giroux, Henry A.

    Pages 83-105

  • Radical Education and Culture in the Work of Antonio Gramsci

    Giroux, Henry A.

    Pages 109-136

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eBook $44.99
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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stealing Innocence
Book Subtitle
Youth, Corporate Power and the Politics of Culture
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10916-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-10916-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-312-23932-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 197
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