Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

by Brad Evans, Henry A. Giroux


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780872866584
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication date: 07/14/2015
Series: City Lights Open Media Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 848,890
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brad Evans i

Brad Evans is a Professor of Political Violence & Aesthetics at the University of Bath, UK. A political philosopher, critical theorist and writer, whose work specializes on the problem of violence, he is the author of some ten books and edited volumes, along with over fifty academic and media articles. He is the founder & director of the Histories of Violence Project.

Henry A. Giroux is a world renowned educator, author and public intellectual. He currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. His most recent books include: The Violence of Organized Forgetting with City Lights, 2014; Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (Peter Lang, 2011); Henry Giroux on Critical Pedagogy (Continuum, 2011); Education and the Crisis of Public Values (Peter Lang 2012); Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Publics in the Age of Disposability (Paradigm Publishers, 2012); Disposable Youth (Routledge 2012); Youth in Revolt (Paradigm, 2013); The Education Deficit and the War on Youth (Monthly Review Press, 2013). A prolific writer and political commentator, he writes regularly for Truthout and serves on their board of directors.

He currently lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with his wife, Dr. Susan Searls Giroux.

Table of Contents

Preface The Drowning xi

1 Cultures of Cruelty 1

2 The Politics of Disposability 45

3 The Destruction of Humanity 75

4 A Promise of Violence 107

5 Crime and Punishment 135

6 Fascinating Fascism Revisited 159

7 Beyond Orwell 185

8 Dystopian Realism 221

Acknowledgments 249

Notes 251

Index 276

About the Authors 281

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