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Fugitive Cultures

Race, Violence, and Youth

By Henry A. Giroux

Routledge – 1996 – 256 pages

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Description

Fugitive Cultures examines how youth are being increasingly subjected to racial stereotyping and violence in various realms of popular culture, especially children's culture. But rather than dismissing popular culture, Henry Giroux addresses its political and pedagogical value as a site of critique and learning and calls for a reinvigorated critical relationship between cultural studies and those diverse cultural workers committed to expanding the possibilities and practices of democratic public life.

Reviews

"This may be the most daring and best book that Giroux has written in his attempts to link pedagogy with a variety of cultural spheres. With such a thoughtful and lucid analysis of the relationship among youth, violence and race, Fugitive Cultures is a book that every educator should read." -- Harvard Educational Review

"By dissecting elements of popular culture, particularly films, Giroux…questions the imagery that adults fabricate about youth…the book shows how adults shed responsibility, assume a stance of righteous indignation and point fingers at a group busy trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in." -- The Nation

"Henry Giroux's Fugitive Cultures is a brilliant and beautiful book. It maps the complicated intersections of race, culture and youth with bold imagination and critical sympathy. Of all Giroux's work--and his books and articles are national intellectual resources--this is his best, and most timely, effort. It reminds us again that Henry Giroux is a towering public intellectual motivated by deep moral passions and keen political insight." -- Michael Eric Dyson

"[Giroux] is steadily harsh in his criticism of the [Disney] company, which he sees as an irresponsible "teaching machine" that imparts the wrong values." -- Sacramento Bee …its conclusions are valuable to parents concerned about the cultural sea in which their children swim.

"Its conclusions are valuable to parents concerned about the cultural sea in which their children swim." -- Los Angeles Times

"Its conclusions are valuable to parents concerned about the cultural sea in which their children swim." -- Los Angeles Times

Author Bio

Henry A. Giroux is the Waterbury Chair Professor and Director of the Waterbury Forum for Education and Cultural Studies at Penn State University. He is the author of Border Crossings and Disturbing Pleasures, also published by Routledge.

Related Subjects

  1. Cultural Studies

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Description: By Henry A. Giroux. Fugitive Cultures examines how youth are being increasingly subjected to racial stereotyping and violence in various realms of popular culture, especially children's culture. But rather than dismissing popular culture, Henry Giroux addresses...
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