The Giroux Reader / Edition 1

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One of the world’s leading social critics and educational theorists, Henry A. Giroux has contributed significantly to critical pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, social theory, and cultural politics. This new book offers a carefully selected cross-section of Giroux’s many scholarly and popular writings, which bridge the theoretical and practical, integrate multiple academic disciplines, and fuse scholarly rigor with social relevance. The essays underscore the continuities and transformations in Giroux’s thought, just as they offer invaluable approaches to understanding a range of social problems. Giroux’s work suggests that a more humane and democratic world is possible and provides critical tools that can assist concerned citizens in bringing it into being.

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Meet the Author

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. He has published numerous books and articles and his most recent books include America’s Educational Deficit and the War on Youth (2013) and Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education (2014).

The Toronto Star has named Henry Giroux one of the twelve Canadians changing the way we think! Read the article here: Twelve Canadians Changing the Way We Think

Christopher G. Robbins is an Assistant Professor in Social Foundations of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

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Table of Contents

I. Sociology of Education
Chapter 1 Theories of Reproduction and Resistance in the New Sociology of Education: Toward a Critical Theory of Schooling and Pedagogy for the Opposition
Chapter 2 Border Pedagogy in the Age of Postmodernism
II. Cultural Studies and Cultural Politics
Chapter 3 Consuming Social Change: “The United Colors of Benetton”
Chapter 4 Doing Cultural Studies: Youth and the Challenge of Pedagogy
III. The War Against Youth
Chapter 5 Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence
Chapter 6 Disposable Youth and the Politics of Domestic Militarization: Mis/Education in the Age of Zero Tolerance
IV. From Critical Pedagogy to Public Pedagogy
Chapter 7 Is There a Role for Critical Pedagogy in Language/Cultural Studies? An
Interview with Henry A. Giroux
Chapter 8 Cultural Studies, Public Pedagogy, and the Responsibility of Intellectuals
Chapter 9 Mouse Power: Public Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and the Challenge of Disney
V. The Politics of Higher Education
Chapter 10 Racial Politics, Pedagogy, and the Crisis of Representation in Academic Multiculturalism
Chapter 11 Youth, Higher Education, and the Crisis of Public Time: Educated Hope and the Possibility of Democracy
VI. Public Intellectuals and Their Work
Chapter 12 Paulo Freire and the Politics of Postcolonialism
Chapter 13 The Promise of Democracy and Edward Said’s Politics of Worldliness: Implications for Academics as Public Intellectuals

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