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Youth in a Suspect Society Democracy or Disposability?

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ISBN-10: 0230108709

ISBN-13: 9780230108707

Edition: 2010

Authors: Henry A. Giroux

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This book argues that with the rise of market fundamentalism and the ensuing economic and financial crisis, youth are facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation. With the collapse of the welfare state, youth are no longer seen as a social investment but as troubling and, in some cases, disposable, especially poor minority youth. Caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, young people are increasingly either viewed as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding criminal justice system.Constructing a new analytic of youth, Giroux explores the current conditions of young people and their everyday experiences within this…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 237
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

Henry A. Giroux is the well-known author of numerous books and articles on society, education, and political culture. He is Waterbury Chair of Education at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Introduction: Expendable Futures: Youth and Democracy at Risk
Born to Consume: Youth and the Pedagogy of Commodification
Locked Up: Education and the Youth Crime Complex
Locked Out: Youth and Academic Unfreedom
In the Shadow of the Gilded Age: Biopolitics in the Age of Disposability