America's education deficit and the war on youth /

America's latest war, according to renowned social critic Henry Giroux, is a war on youth. While this may seem counterintuitive in our youth-obsessed culture, Giroux lays bare the grim reality of how our educational, social, and economic institutions continually fail young people. Their systemi...

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Main Author: Giroux, Henry A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York : Monthly Review Press, 2013.
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505 0 0 |t Introduction: Challenging casino capitalism and authoritarian politics in the age of disposability --  |t Beyond the politics of the big lie: the education deficit and the new authoritarianism --  |t The scorched earth politics of America's four fundamentalisms --  |t Violence, USA: the warfare state and the hardening of everyday life --  |t Hoodie politics: Trayvon Martin and racist violence in post-racial America --  |t The "suicidal state" and the war on youth --  |t Religious fundamentalism, the attack on public schools, and the crisis of reason --  |t Gated intellectuals and Fortress America: toward a borderless pedagogy in the Occupy Movement --  |t The Occupy Movement and the politics of educated hope --  |t Neoliberalism's war against teachers in dark times: rethinking the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings --  |t Dangerous pedagogy in the age of casino capitalism: reclaiming the radical imagination. 
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