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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.

Acknowledgments
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
Notes
Index