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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (11 Edition)


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ISBN13: 9781433112263
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Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism capitalizes upon the popularity of zombies, exploring the relevance of the metaphor they provide for examining the political and pedagogical conditions that have produced a growing culture of sadism, cruelty, disposability, and death in America. The Zombie metaphor may seem extreme, but it is, particularly apt for drawing attention to the ways in which political culture and power in American society now operate on a level of mere survival. This book uses the metaphor not only to suggest the symbolic face of power: beginning and ending with an analysis of authoritarianism, it attempts to mark and chart the visible registers of a kind of zombie politics, including the emergence of right-wing teaching machines, a growing politics of disposability, the emergence of a culture of cruelty, and the ongoing war being waged on young people, especially on youth of color. By drawing attention to zombie politics and authoritarianism, this book aims to break through the poisonous common sense that often masks zombie politicians, anti-public intellectuals, politics, institutions, and social relations, and bring into focus a new language, pedagogy, and politics in n which the living dead will be moved decisively to the margins rather than occupying the very center of politics and everyday life.

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Giroux (English and cultural studies, McMaster U., Canada) presents a critique of US political culture as characterized by "casino capitalist zombie politics" that "views competition as a form of social combat, celebrates war as an extension of politics, and legitimates a ruthless Social Darwinism in which particular individuals and groups are considered simply redundant, disposable." It is a wide-ranging discussion that addresses such topics as violence in entertainment, lying in political culture, the torture of children under the Bush administration, market-driven hysterias, town hall politics as theater, school violence, state authoritarianism, and war. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Giroux, Henry A.
Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Social Science : General
United States
21st century
Social policy
anthropology;cultural anthropology
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