Strange Love: Or How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market

Strange Love: Or How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market

by Robin Truth Goodman, Kenneth J. Saltman

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As Junk Bond felon Michael Milken attempts to transform public education on the model of the HMO, he is hailed in the mainstream press as having "done more to help mankind than Mother Theresa." Even as BP Amoco, a notorious U.S. polluter, is charged with funding and arming paramilitaries in Colombia, it freely distributes science curricula that portrays itself as a loving protector of citizens from a dangerous and 'out of control' nature. These as well as many other examples abound as Professors Robin Truth Goodman and Kenneth J. Saltman take on the corporate educators, media monopolies, and oil companies in their new book Strange Love: How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market. Saltman and Goodman show how corporate-produced curricula, films, and corporate-promoted books often use depictions of family love, childhood innocence, and compassion in order to sell the public on policies that ironically put the profit of multinational corporations over the well-being of people. In doing so Goodman and Saltman reveal the extent to which globalization depends upon education and also show how battles over culture, language, and the control of information are matters of life, death, and democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461618331
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/18/2001
Series: Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Robin Truth Goodman is assistant professor of English at Florida State University.

Kenneth J. Saltman is assistant professor in the Social and Cultural Studies in Education program at DePaul University.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Junk King Education
3 Rivers of Fire: Amoco's iMPACT on Education
4 A Time For Flying Horses: Oil Education and the Future of Literature
5 The Mayor's Madness: So Far from God
6 Enemy of the State
7 A Hilarious Romp throught the Holocaust
8 Conclusion
Chapter 9 Coda
Chapter 10 Index

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