Stealing Innocence: Youth,Corporate Power and the Politics of Culture

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Continuing his ongoing social critique, Henry Giruox now looks at the way corporate culture is encroaching on children's lives. He explores three myths prevalent in our society: that the triumpth of democracy is equal 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.
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Continuing his ongoing social critique, Henry Giruox now looks at the way corporate culture is encroaching on children's lives. He explores three myths prevalent in our society: that the triumpth of democracy is equal 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312224400
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global Television Network Chair in Communications in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University in Canada. He is the author of many books, including Channel Surfing, The Abandoned Generation, and Take Back Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Childhood Innocence and the Politics of Corporate Culture 1
Sect. I Corporate Power and the Culture of Everyday Life
1 Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence 39
2 Heroin Chic and the Politics of Seduction 65
3 Kids for Sale: Corporate Culture and the Challenge of Public Schooling 83
Sect. II Cultural Politics and Public Pedagogy
4 Radical Education and Culture in the Work of Antonio Gramsci 109
5 Paulo Freire, Prophetic Thought, and the Politics of Hope 137
6 Stuart Hall and the Politics of Education 157
Notes 173
Index 193
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