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The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine

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ISBN: 9780872866195
Author(s): Henry A. Giroux
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: City Lights Books
Dimensions: 124 x 175 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 274
Series: Open Media Books

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'Giroux refuses to give in or give up. The Violence of Organized Forgetting is a clarion call to imagine a different America--just, fair, and caring--and then to struggle for it.'--Bill Moyers 'Henry Giroux has accomplished an exciting, brilliant intellectual dissection of America's somnambulent voyage into anti-democratic political depravity. His analysis of the plight of America's youth is particularly heartbreaking. If we have a shred of moral fibre left in our beings, Henry Giroux sounds the trumpet to awaken it to action to restore to the nation a civic soul.'--Dennis J. Kucinich, former US Congressman and Presidential candidate 'Giroux lays out a blistering critique of an America governed by the tenets of a market economy...He cites French philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman's concept of the 'disimagination machine' to describe a culture and pedagogical philosophy that short-circuits citizens' ability to think critically, leaving the generation now reaching adulthood unprepared for an 'inhospitable' world.
Picking apart the current malaise of 21st-century digital disorder, Giroux describes a world in which citizenship is replaced by consumerism and the functions of engaged governance are explicitly beholden to corporations.'--Publishers Weekly In a series of essays that explore the intersections of politics, popular culture, and new forms of
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