One of the world's leading social critics and educational theorists, Henry A. Giroux has contributed significantly to critical pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, social theory, and cultural politics. This new book offers a carefully selected cross-section of Giroux's many scholarly and popular writings, which bridge the theoretical and practical, integrate multiple academic disciplines, and fuse scholarly rigor with social relevance. The essays underscore the continuities and transformations in Giroux's thought, just as they offer invaluable approaches to understanding a range of social problems. Giroux's work suggests that a more humane and democratic world is possible and provides critical tools that can assist concerned citizens in bringing it into being.
Chapter 1 Theories of Reproduction and Resistance in the New Sociology of Education: Toward a Critical Theory of Schooling and Pedagogy for the Opposition; Chapter 2 Border Pedagogy in the Age of Postmodernism; II. Cultural Studies and Cultural Politics; Chapter 3 Consuming Social Change: "The United Colors of Benetton"; Chapter 4 Doing Cultural Studies: Youth and the Challenge of Pedagogy; III. The War Against Youth; Chapter 5 Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence; Chapter 6 Disposable Youth and the Politics of Domestic Militarization: Mis/Education in the Age of Zero Tolerance; IV. From Critical Pedagogy to Public Pedagogy; Chapter 7 Is There a Role for Critical Pedagogy in Language/Cultural Studies? An Interview with Henry A. Giroux; Chapter 8 Cultural Studies, Public Pedagogy, and the Responsibility of Intellectuals; Chapter 9 Mouse Power: Public Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and the Challenge of Disney; V. The Politics of Higher Education; Chapter 10 Racial Politics, Pedagogy, and the Crisis of Representation in Academic Multiculturalism; Chapter 11 Youth, Higher Education, and the Crisis of Public Time: Educated Hope and the Possibility of Democracy; VI. Public Intellectuals and Their Work; Chapter 12 Paulo Freire and the Politics of Postcolonialism; Chapter 13 The Promise of Democracy and Edward Said's Politics of Worldliness: Implications for Academics as Public Intellectuals.