Год издания: 2004
Издатель: Palgrave Macmillan
Количество страниц: 336
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At the Beginning of the new millennium, higher education is under attack. No longer viewed as a public good, it is besieged by corporations, the right-wing, and neoconservatives who seek to decouple higher education from its legacy of educating students to be critical and autonomous citizens imbued with democratic and public values. The greatest danger faced by higher education comes from the forces of global neoliberalism and the return of educational apartheid. Through the power of racial backlash, the war on youth, deregulation, commercialism, and privatization, neoliberalism wages a vicious assault on all of those public spheres and goods not controlled by the logic of market relations and profit margins. In this groundbreaking new book, Giroux and Giroux argue that if higher education is going to meet the challenges of a democratic future, it will have to confront neoliberalism, racism, and the shredding of the social contract. In part, this means reclaiming education as crucial...