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

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

Stealing Innocence: Youth, Corporate Power and the Politics of Culture by Henry A. Giroux
English | 2001 | ISBN: 0312239327, 9780312239329 | 197 Pages | PDF | 2.25 MB

Continuing his ongoing social critique, Henry Giroux now looks at the way corporate culture is encroaching on the lives of children by exploring three myths prevalent in our society: that the triumph of democracy is related 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. Looking at childhood beauty pageants, school shootings and the omnipresent nihilistic chic of advertising, Giroux paints a disturbing picture of the world surrounding our children. Ultimately, he turns to the work of Antonio Gramsci, Paulo Freire and Stuart Hall for lessons about how we can reinstitute a realistic childhood for our children.