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Stealing Innocence

Youth, Corporate Power, and the Politics of Culture

  • Authors
  • Henry A. Giroux

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Henry A. Giroux
      Pages 1-35
  3. Corporate Power and the Culture of Everyday Life

  4. Cultural Politics and Public Pedagogy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Henry A. Giroux
      Pages 157-172
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-197

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

childhood children culture democracy education society youth

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