Giroux, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education

This looks like a thoroughly depressing must-read: Henry Giroux’s Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education

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Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education reveals how neoliberal policies, practices, and modes of material and symbolic violence have radically reshaped the mission and practice of higher education, short-changing a generation of young people.

Giroux exposes the corporate forces at play and charts a clear-minded and inspired course of action out of the shadows of market-driven education policy. Championing the youth around the globe who have dared to resist the bartering of their future, he calls upon public intellectuals—as well as all people concerned about the future of democracy—to speak out and defend the university as a site of critical learning and democratic promise.

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4 Responses to Giroux, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education

  1. Mark Kelly says:

    Well, the blurb makes the book sound quite optimistic, offering us a way out of the neoliberal impasse. OTOH, I note Giroux holds the ‘Global TV Network Chair Professorship at McMaster University’.

  2. dmfant says:

    if faculty can’t organize at least a sustained/organized effort at actively, on their feet, resisting such changes I’m not sure how much democratic promise is to be found with them, here in the US I wouldn’t bet the ranch on them doing much more than writing about it to each other.
    ps map you may like http://warmingworld.newscientistapps.com/

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