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The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine by Henry A Giroux Online



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

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

  • Title: The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
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  • ISBN : 9780872866195
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 280 pages


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 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 WeeklyIn a series of essays that explore the intersections of politics, popular culture, and new forms of social control in American society, Henry A Giroux explores how state and corporate interests have coalesced to restrict civil rights, privatize what s left of public institutions, and diminish our collective capacity to participate as engaged citizens of a democracy.From the normalization of mass surveillance, lockdown drills, and a state of constant war, to corporate bailouts paired with public austerity programs that further impoverish struggling families and communities, Giroux looks to flashpoints in current events to reveal how the forces of government and business are at work to generate a culture of mass forgetfulness, obedience and conformity In The Violence of Organized Forgetting, Giroux deconstructs the stories created to control us while championing the indomitable power of education, democracy, and hope.Henry A Giroux is a world renowned educator, author and public intellectual He currently holds the Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University in the English and Cultural Studies Department and a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Ryerson University The Toronto Star has named Henry Giroux one of the twelve Canadians changing the way we think More Praise for Henry A Giroux s The Violence of Organized Forgetting I can think of no book in the last ten years as essential as this I can think of no other writer who has so clinically dissected the crisis of modern life and so courageously offered a possibility for real material change John Steppling, playwright, and author of The Shaper, Dogmouth, and Sea of Cortez A timely study if there ever was one, The Violence of Organized Forgetting is a milestone in the struggle to repossess the common sense expropriated by the American power elite to be redeployed in its plot to foil the popular resistance against rising social injustice and decay of political democracy Zygmunt Bauman, author of Does the Richness of the Few Benefit Us All among other worksProphetic and eloquent, Giroux gives us, in this hard hitting and compelling book, the dark scenario of Western crisis where ignorance has become a virtue and wealth and power the means of ruthless abuse of workers, of the minorities and of immigrants However, he remains optimistic in his affirmation of radical humanity, determined as he is to relate himself to a fair and caring world unblemished by anti democratic political depravity Shelley Walia, Frontline


Author Henry A Giroux

American cultural critic One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is best known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory.A high school social studies teacher in Barrington, Rhode Island for six years, Giroux has held positions at Boston University, Miami University, and Penn




The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine Reviews (17)

  • First things first, I would never have ordinarily read this book A member of my book group picked it up in the famous City Lights bookshop on a recent visit to San Francisco and decided it would make a good book for the rest of us to read Most of the group, including me, are left leaning liberal typ [..]

  • The poetically intriguing title alone grabbed my attention on this one However, I fully knew what I was getting into when I started reading this book For this is by far anything resembling an uplifting feel good read It s of a chemically induced psychotropic nervous breakdown of all of your happy l [..]

  • I rated this book 5 stars for truth telling I rated this book 5 stars for showing where the conjunction overlap lies between interests which have before been thought separate e.g., the environment, the economy, the culture, our democracy, our history Now we must work together or perish.Now I didn t [..]

  • Giroux has a very clear point of view that he is trying to articulate in this book He doesn t like the level of militarization and state supervision that is happening If you aren t on his page, you re just unable to see how manipulated you are by the controlling dealings of the 1% There are many asp [..]

  • You have to appreciate the irony of a book titled the violence of organized forgetting that engages in such breathtaking historical revisionism.I don t know what imaginary world of vibrant and egalitarian public discourse Giroux thinks existed before 1980, but it sure doesn t resemble the actual his [..]

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