Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth, and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth, and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era

by Henry A. Giroux

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Take Back Higher Education: Race, Youth, and the Crisis of Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Era by Henry A. Giroux

At the Beginning of the New millennium, higher education is under attack. No longer viewed as a public good, it is besieged by corporations, the right-wing, and neconservatives who seek to decouple higher education from its legacy of educating students to be critical and autonomous citizens imbued with democratic and public values. The greatest danger faced by higher education comes from the forces of global neoliberalism and the return of educational apartheid. Through the power of racial backlash, the war on youth, deregulation, commercialism, and privatization, neoliberalism wages a vicious assault on all of those public spheres and goods not controlled by the logic of market relations and profit margins. In this groundbreaking new book, Giroux and Giroux argue that if higher education is going to meet the challenges of a democratic future, it will have to confront neoliberalism, racism, and the shreadding of the social contract. In part, this means reclaiming education as crucial to the project of democratization and viewing equality and social justice as fundamental to civic education. It also means providing the conditions for educators to become public intellectuals actively working to link their teaching to broader social issues aimed at constructing a new, inclusive, democratic social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230254589
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 05/10/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 534 KB

About the Author

Henry A. Giroux holds the Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

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