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Channel surfing : [electronic resource] race talk and the destruction of today's youth / Henry A. Giroux.

By: Giroux, Henry A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997Edition: 1st ed.Description: 248 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0312162650; 9780312162658; 0333720253; 9780333720257.Subject(s): Youth -- United States | Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States | Racism -- United States | Popular culture -- United States | Jongeren | Massamedia | Populaire cultuur | Rassendiscriminatie | Jugend | Rassismus | Massenmedien | Volkskultur | USADDC classification: 305.235 Other classification: 71.35 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Table of contents | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Preface: Race and the Trauma of Youth -- Sect. I. Fashion, Demonization, and Youth Culture. 1. Something Comes Between Kids and Their Calvins: Youthful Bodies and Commercialized Pleasures. 2. Hollywood and the Demonization of Youth: Beating Up on Kids. 3. Bashing the Sixties: Public Memory and the Lost Hope of Youth -- Sect. II. Race, Media, and Whiteness. 4. White Noise: Racial Politics and the Pedagogy of Whiteness. 5. In Living Color: Black, Bruised, and Read All Over. 6. Playing the Race Card: Media Politics and the O. J. Simpson Verdict. 7. Race Talk and the Crisis of Democratic Vision / Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searls.
Summary: Surfing from one channel of communication to the next, cultural theorist Henry Giroux builds a fascinating, complex web of associations among film characters, tarnished real-life teen idols, and sexualized presentations of young clothing models. He goes on to show how this barrage of media images sends a message that sells our children short by damning them to the preconceived role of alienated outcast. Channel Surfing, Henry Giroux's most fascinating and intriguing book yet, is sure to create controversy and debate at the same time that it calls for a more ethical approach to representations of our children and their future.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-244) and index.

Preface: Race and the Trauma of Youth -- Sect. I. Fashion, Demonization, and Youth Culture. 1. Something Comes Between Kids and Their Calvins: Youthful Bodies and Commercialized Pleasures. 2. Hollywood and the Demonization of Youth: Beating Up on Kids. 3. Bashing the Sixties: Public Memory and the Lost Hope of Youth -- Sect. II. Race, Media, and Whiteness. 4. White Noise: Racial Politics and the Pedagogy of Whiteness. 5. In Living Color: Black, Bruised, and Read All Over. 6. Playing the Race Card: Media Politics and the O. J. Simpson Verdict. 7. Race Talk and the Crisis of Democratic Vision / Henry A. Giroux and Susan Searls.

Surfing from one channel of communication to the next, cultural theorist Henry Giroux builds a fascinating, complex web of associations among film characters, tarnished real-life teen idols, and sexualized presentations of young clothing models. He goes on to show how this barrage of media images sends a message that sells our children short by damning them to the preconceived role of alienated outcast. Channel Surfing, Henry Giroux's most fascinating and intriguing book yet, is sure to create controversy and debate at the same time that it calls for a more ethical approach to representations of our children and their future.

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