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Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty
     

Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty

by Henry A. Giroux
 

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ISBN-10: 0415508134

ISBN-13: 9780415508131

Pub. Date: 02/16/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation, young people are caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, and are viewed increasingly as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding criminal justice system.Drawing upon critical analyses, biography, and social theory, Disposable Youth explores the

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Facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation, young people are caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, and are viewed increasingly as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding criminal justice system.Drawing upon critical analyses, biography, and social theory, Disposable Youth explores the current conditions of young people now face within an emerging culture of privatization, insecurity, and commodification and raises some important questions regarding the role that educators, young people, and concerned citizens might play in challenging the plight of young people while deepening and extending the promise of a better future and a viable democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415508131
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/16/2012
Series:
Framing 21st Century Social Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
948,130
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Youth in the Age of Moral and Political Plagues 2. Memories of Hope and Youth in the Age of Disposability 3. Racialized Memories and Class Identities: Thinking about Youth in Post-9/11 America 4. Beyond America’s Culture of Cruelty 5. Youth Fighting Back in the Age of Casino Capitalism

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