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Critical Interventions: Politics, Culture, and the Promise of Democracy


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Anxious Creativity: When Imagination Fails

Anxious Creativity: When Imagination Fails

1st Edition

David Trend
September 11, 2019

Creativity is getting new attention in today’s America––along the way revealing fault lines in U.S. culture. Surveys show people overwhelmingly seeing creativity as both a desirable trait and a work enhancement, yet most say they just aren’t creative. Like beauty and wealth, creativity seems...

Ecology and Revolution: Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today

Ecology and Revolution: Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today

1st Edition

Charles Reitz
October 24, 2018

A timely addition to Henry Giroux’s Critical Interventions series, Ecology and Revolution is grounded in the Frankfurt School critical theory of Herbert Marcuse. Its task is to understand the economic architecture of wealth extraction that undergirds today’s intensifying inequalities of class, race...

Learning to Save the Future: Rethinking Education and Work in an Era of Digital Capitalism

Learning to Save the Future: Rethinking Education and Work in an Era of Digital Capitalism

1st Edition

Alexander J. Means
March 07, 2018

Mainstream economists and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs claim that unfettered capitalism and digital technology can unlock a future of unbounded prosperity, create endless high paying jobs, and solve the world’s vast social and ecological problems. Realizing this future of abundance purportedly...

The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism

The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism

1st Edition

Henry A. Giroux
August 10, 2017

This is one of the first books to thoroughly critique the rise of Trumpism and its potential impact, nationally and  globally. One of the world’s leading social critics, Giroux offers new critiques of Trump and his early Cabinet choices in the context of longer term trends, including the rise of...

Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

1st Edition

Paul Buchheit
March 22, 2017

Inequality has dramatically increased in America, with few solutions on the horizon. Serious social inequalities persist. For example, the 14 richest Americans earned enough money from their investments in 2015 to hire two million preschool teachers (while the USA ranks low among developed...

Gender for the Warfare State: Literature of Women in Combat

Gender for the Warfare State: Literature of Women in Combat

1st Edition

Robin Truth Goodman
October 26, 2016

Gender for the Warfare State is the first scholarly investigation into the written works of U.S. women combat veterans in twenty-first century wars. Most recent studies quantify military participation, showing how many women participate in armed services and what their experiences are in a...

Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education

Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Saltman
August 09, 2016

From drugging kids into attention and reviving behaviorism to biometric measurements of teaching and learning Scripted Bodies exposes a brave new world of education in the age of repression. Scripted Bodies examines how corporeal control has expanded in education, how it impacts the mind and...

Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

1st Edition

David Trend
May 09, 2016

Americans think of their country as a welcoming place where everyone has equal opportunity. Yet historical baggage and anxious times can restrain these possibilities. Newcomers often find that civic belonging comes with strings attached––riddled with limitations or legally punitive rites of passage...

The Great Inequality

The Great Inequality

1st Edition

Michael D Yates
January 28, 2016

A growing inequality in income and wealth marks modern capitalism, and it negatively affects nearly every aspect of our lives, especially those of the working class. It is and will continue to be the central issue of politics in almost every nation on earth. In this book, the author explains...

Toward a New Common School Movement

Toward a New Common School Movement

1st Edition

Noah De Lissovoy, Alexander J Means, Kenneth J. Saltman
February 27, 2015

Toward a New Common School Movement is a bold and urgent call to action.The authors argue that corporate school reform in the United States represents a failed project subverted by profiteering, corruption, and educational inequalities.Toward a New Common School Movement suggests that educational...

Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future

Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future

1st Edition

Henry A. Giroux
March 30, 2013

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...

Failure of Corporate School Reform

Failure of Corporate School Reform

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Saltman
December 30, 2012

Corporate school reforms, especially privatization, union busting, and high-stakes testing have been hailed as the last best hope for public education. Yet, as Kenneth Saltman powerfully argues in this new book, corporate school reforms have decisively failed to deliver on what their proponents...

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