Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism:

ISBN-10: 1433127199
ISBN-13: 9781433127199
Edition: 2014
Authors: Henry A. Giroux
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Description: In this second edition, Henry Giroux uses the metaphor of the zombie to highlight how America has embraced a machinery of social and civil death that chills any vestige of a robust democracy. He charts the various ways in which the political,  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

In this second edition, Henry Giroux uses the metaphor of the zombie to highlight how America has embraced a machinery of social and civil death that chills any vestige of a robust democracy. He charts the various ways in which the political, corporate, and intellectual zombies that rule America embrace death-dealing institutions such as a bloated military, the punishing state, a form of predatory capitalism, and an authoritarian, death-driven set of policies that sanction torture, targeted assassinations, and a permanent war psychology. Giroux calls for a systemic alternative to zombie capitalism through a pedagogical imperative to address and inform a new cultural imaginary and mode of individual subjectivity and agency in order to build a broad-based social movement that can imagine the reclaiming of public spaces where democratic formative cultures can flourish and resources in which equality and democracy inform and enrich each other.

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