Youth in Revolt : Reclaiming a Democratic Future

Description

Recently, American youth have demonstrated en masse about a variety of issues ranging from economic injustice and massive inequality to drastic cuts in education and public services. Youth in Revolt chronicles the escalating backlash against dissent and peaceful protest while exposing a lack of governmental concern for society's most vulnerable populations. Henry Giroux carefully documents a wide range of phenomena, from pervasive violent imagery in our popular culture to educational racism, censorship, and the growing economic inequality we face. He challenges the reader to consider the hope for democratic renewal embodied by Occupy Wall Street and other emerging movements. Encouraging a capacity for critical thought, compassion, and informed judgment, Giroux's analysis allows us to rethink the very nature of what democracy means and what it might look like in the United States and beyond.

Details

Author(s)
Henry A. Giroux
Format
Paperback | 216 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 272g
Publication date
01 Apr 2013
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Paradigm
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1612052649
ISBN13
9781612052649
Bestsellers rank
1,280,082