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Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty by Henry A. (McMaster University, Canada) Giroux
  

Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty

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Disposable Youth: Racialized Memories, and the Culture of Cruelty by Henry A. (McMaster University, Canada) Giroux

Facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation, young people are caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, and are viewed increasingly as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding criminal justice system. Drawing upon critical analyses, biography, and social theory, Disposable Youth explores the current conditions of young people now face within an emerging culture of privatization, insecurity, and commodification and raises some important questions regarding the role that educators, young people, and concerned citizens might play in challenging the plight of young people, while deepening and extending the promise of a better future and a viable democracy.

About the Author

Henry A. Giroux currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department. His most recent books include: Youth in a Suspect Society: Democracy or Disposability? (2009); Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (2011); On Critical Pedagogy (2011), and Education and the Crisis of Public Values (2012). His website can be found at www.henryagiroux.com.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th January 2016

Author

Henry A. (McMaster University, Canada) Giroux

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
80 pages

Categories


Social discrimination & inequality
Ethnic studies

ISBN

9781138169838

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