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by Henry A. Giroux


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 which the living dead will be moved decisively to the margins rather than occupying the very center of politics and everyday life.

Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism (Popular Culture and Everyday Life) epub download

ISBN13: 978-1433112263

ISBN: 1433112264

Author: Henry A. Giroux

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Words Language & Grammar

Language: English

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; First printing edition (November 11, 2010)

Pages: 168 pages

ePUB size: 1278 kb

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Rating: 4.6

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Crazy
I think I take Giroux more to task for matters of style than substance. Of course, there are some fallacies here, which you'll get whether you're reading an author from the Right or the Left (the fallacies here are of the liberal variety, but are not necessarily egregious), but most of what Giroux has to offer is sound. The trick is that he really doesn't bring anything new to the table, nor offer anything in the way of combating the issues he's concerned with (of course, that's the modern trend in political/social commentary, isn't it, i.e., state the problem ad nauseum without the slightest hint of a proposal in redressing it). Finally, he is so tediously repetitive (and verbatim, at that) in his phrasing, etc., that the read can be tedious. Overall, a decent once-over, though I was a bit disappointed, as well.
Crazy
I think I take Giroux more to task for matters of style than substance. Of course, there are some fallacies here, which you'll get whether you're reading an author from the Right or the Left (the fallacies here are of the liberal variety, but are not necessarily egregious), but most of what Giroux has to offer is sound. The trick is that he really doesn't bring anything new to the table, nor offer anything in the way of combating the issues he's concerned with (of course, that's the modern trend in political/social commentary, isn't it, i.e., state the problem ad nauseum without the slightest hint of a proposal in redressing it). Finally, he is so tediously repetitive (and verbatim, at that) in his phrasing, etc., that the read can be tedious. Overall, a decent once-over, though I was a bit disappointed, as well.
Nanecele
Henry brings to life, through allusion to the undead, the often dry subject of politics and its intertwining with economics in American culture. He makes a point about the moral morbidity of the particular type of politics that is killing (another zombie allusion) access to economic opportunities for a majority of Americans.
Nanecele
Henry brings to life, through allusion to the undead, the often dry subject of politics and its intertwining with economics in American culture. He makes a point about the moral morbidity of the particular type of politics that is killing (another zombie allusion) access to economic opportunities for a majority of Americans.
Erthai
This book will make people aware of where we are today, both in economic terms and from a cultural standpoint. For those of us who have had a sense of our current situation, Giroux puts everything into perspective.
Erthai
This book will make people aware of where we are today, both in economic terms and from a cultural standpoint. For those of us who have had a sense of our current situation, Giroux puts everything into perspective.
Lilegha
The faults are pointed out with little thought to solving them.
Lilegha
The faults are pointed out with little thought to solving them.
Gholbirdred
great
Gholbirdred
great
Kamuro
Strong start , well-based positioning against the problems generated by greed, group think and the dilution of the democratic principles that made America strong . Beyond redundant on Rush Limbaugh , Glen Beck etc being the poison that pollutes our society rather than focusing on media and ratings business roots. Beyond believable in its stretch to call Bush the torturer of children based on one very sad situation of a Middle Eastern child caught in the turmoil of a war of aggression started by the United States. Intelligent , well written , but suffers from the mirror image "liberal" bias it accuses the Palin type " conservative bias". Good facts and position neutralized by overstating their relevance and placing credibility of all statements in question. Perhaps one day there will be a true and balanced position , unfortunately as much as I hoped for it . This is not it .
Kamuro
Strong start , well-based positioning against the problems generated by greed, group think and the dilution of the democratic principles that made America strong . Beyond redundant on Rush Limbaugh , Glen Beck etc being the poison that pollutes our society rather than focusing on media and ratings business roots. Beyond believable in its stretch to call Bush the torturer of children based on one very sad situation of a Middle Eastern child caught in the turmoil of a war of aggression started by the United States. Intelligent , well written , but suffers from the mirror image "liberal" bias it accuses the Palin type " conservative bias". Good facts and position neutralized by overstating their relevance and placing credibility of all statements in question. Perhaps one day there will be a true and balanced position , unfortunately as much as I hoped for it . This is not it .
VAZGINO
Great book, a must-read!
VAZGINO
Great book, a must-read!
A good premise, it offers a condition of society that needs to be fundamentally looked at by those in power, very informative.
A good premise, it offers a condition of society that needs to be fundamentally looked at by those in power, very informative.