Critical Interventions

Politics, Culture, and the Promise of Democracy

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

    Ecology and Revolution

    Herbert Marcuse and the Challenge of a New World System Today

    By Charles Reitz

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-10-10 
    Routledge
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  • Learning to Save the Future: Rethinking Education and Work in an Era of Digital Capitalism book cover

    Learning to Save the Future

    Rethinking Education and Work in an Era of Digital Capitalism

    By Alexander J. Means

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

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

    The Public in Peril

    Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism

    By Henry A. Giroux

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-10
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

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

    Disposable Americans

    Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income

    By Paul Buchheit

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Gender for the Warfare State: Literature of Women in Combat book cover

    Gender for the Warfare State

    Literature of Women in Combat

    By Robin Truth Goodman

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-26
    Routledge
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  • Scripted Bodies: Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education book cover

    Scripted Bodies

    Corporate Power, Smart Technologies, and the Undoing of Public Education

    By Kenneth J. Saltman

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-09
    Routledge
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  • Elsewhere in America: The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture book cover

    Elsewhere in America

    The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

    By David Trend

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • The Great Inequality book cover

    The Great Inequality

    By Michael D Yates

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-28
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Toward a New Common School Movement book cover

    Toward a New Common School Movement

    By Noah De Lissovoy, Alexander J Means, Kenneth J. Saltman

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Youth in Revolt: Reclaiming a Democratic Future book cover

    Youth in Revolt

    Reclaiming a Democratic Future

    By Henry A. Giroux

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-30
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Failure of Corporate School Reform book cover

    Failure of Corporate School Reform

    By Kenneth J. Saltman

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-30
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Twilight of the Social: Resurgent Politics in an Age of Disposability? book cover

    Twilight of the Social

    Resurgent Politics in an Age of Disposability?

    By Henry A. Giroux

    In The Twilight of the Social, Henry A. Giroux looks at the decline of social spaces which enable grievances to be dealt with and considers new ways in which citizens can create social spaces today. After decades of neoliberalism, today's young people lack a voice and are saddled with economic,…

    Hardback – 2011-12-30
    Routledge
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