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Against the Terror of Neoliberalism: Politics Beyond the Age of Greed

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With its dream worlds of power, commercialization, and profit making, neoliberalism has ushered in new Gilded Age in which the logic of the market now governs every aspect of media, culture, and social life-from schooling to health care to old age. As the social contract becomes a distant memory, the new "corporate state" distances itself from workers and minority groups, ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published March 30th 2008 by Paradigm Publishers (first published 2008)
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Adam Fletcher
Mar 19, 2013 Adam Fletcher rated it it was amazing
Teachers, youth workers, and parents who want to change the world: Read this book. Henry Giroux has written the essential book for anyone who wants to understand the powerful forces that are changing our world today, and the effects these forces are having on the most important people we work and live with everyday: children and youth. If you are tired of the over-simplified Fox News-style explanations of increased poverty, demoralized social fabric and machoistic militarism that come from most ...more
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Disappointing overall, it's a very broad analysis of, and attack on, neoliberalism that covers a lot of ground, and then covers it again. And then again. Without going deeper. That said, with some very serious editing this could have been much better, as there were some good points. The importance of education in the creation of hegemony, and pedagogies of resistance. The second chapter on race was good. I wish he'd gone more into neoliberalism as a cultural project, but sadly, he didn't. As ...more
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There's a good bit of insightful and valuable analysis here-- but Giroux's points are often unnecessarily repeated and recirculated.
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American cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory.

A high-school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn
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