Educating for War: Militarization and the Manufacturing of Consent Through Public Schooling

  • Brooke Johnson


In this chapter, Johnson outlines how neoliberal ideology and a culture of fear facilitate the militarization of public education in the United States across education policies, programs, and institutions. Johnson argues that these twin forces, neoliberalism and fear, work together to produce consent to militarized normal and permanent war. However, Johnson argues, even though public schools in the United States are locations for intense militarization, nationalism, and obedience, they are also vital spaces for resisting militarization as public education is the cornerstone of a critically conscious citizenry and democracy.


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  • Brooke Johnson
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  1. 1.Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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