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Title: AMERICA AT WAR WITH ITSELF (Paperback Book)

Political Science / Political Ideologies / Fascism & Totalitarianism

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: RAINCOAST BOOK DIST

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From poisoned water and police violence in our cities, to gun massacres and hate-mongering on the presidential campaign trail, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand the forces at work in order to prevent conditions from getting worse. Henry A. Giroux offers a powerful, far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dimensions, and political dynamics involved in the nation's shift toward increasingly abusive forms of power. His analysis helps us to frame critical questions about what can and should be done to turn things around while we can.

Reflecting on a wide range of social issues, Giroux contrasts Donald Trump's America with Sandra Bland's to understand who really benefits from politically fueled intolerance for immigrants, communities of color, Muslims, low-income families, and those who challenge state and corporate power. A passionate advocate for civil rights and the importance of the imagination, Giroux argues that only through widespread social investment in democracy and education can the common good hope to prevail over the increasingly concentrated influence of extreme right-wing politicians and self-serving economic interests.

Praise for America at War with Itself:

"This is the book Americans need to read now. No one is better than Henry Giroux at analyzing the truly dangerous threats to our society. He punctures our delusions and offers us a compelling and enlightened vision of a better way. America at War with Itself is the best book of the year."—Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos and former Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times

"In this current era of corporate media misdirection and misinformation, America at War with Itself is a must read for all Americans, especially young people. Henry Giroux is one of the few great political voices of today, with powerful insight into the truth. Dr. Giroux is defiantly explaining, against the grain, what's REALLY going on right now, and doing so quite undeniably. Simply put, the ideas he brings forth are a beacon that need to be seen and heard and understood in order for the world to progress."—Julian Casablancas

"In America at War with Itself, Henry Giroux again proves himself one of North America's most clear-sighted radical philosophers of education, culture and politics: radical because he discards the chaff of liberal critique and cuts to the root of the ills that are withering democracy. Giroux also connects the dots of reckless greed, corporate impunity, poverty, mass incarceration, racism and the co-opting of education to crush critical thinking and promote a culture that denigrates and even criminalizes civil society and the public good. His latest work is the antidote to an alarming tide of toxic authoritarianism that threatens to engulf America. The book could not be more timely."—Olivia Ward, Toronto Star

"America at War with Itself makes the case for real ideological and structural change at a time when the need and stakes could not be greater. Everyone who cares about the survival and revival of democracy needs to read this book."—Kenneth Saltman, Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Author of The Failure of Corporate School Reform

Henry A. Giroux's most recent books include The Violence of Organized Forgetting and America's Addiction to Terrorism. A prolific writer and political commentator, he has appeared in a wide range of media, including the New York Times and Bill Moyers.

 

AMERICA ON THE EDGE

Title: AMERICA ON THE EDGE (Paperback Book)

Social Science / Sociology / General

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: H.B. FENN & CO

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Introduction: Henry Giroux on Critical Pedagogy and the Responsibilities of the Public Intellectual: Interviews with Marcia Morales, Mike Pozo & Sina Rahmani PART I: AMERICA UNDER SIEGE: AUTHORITARIANISM & DEMOCRACY The Conservative Assault on America Democracy and the Crisis of Public Education From Auschwitz to Abu Ghraib: Rethinking Representation as Public Pedagogy PART II: AGAINST FUNDAMENTALISM: RESISTING RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM AND MARKET ORTHODOXY The Passion of the Right: Religious Fundamentalism and the Crisis of Democracy Academic Entrepreneurs: The Corporate Takeover of Higher Education PART III: RETHINKING POLITICAL AND CULTURAL LITERACY Orwellian Newspeak and the Crisis of Democracy The Abandoned Generation: The Urban Debate League and the Politics of Possibility Movies and Public Pedagogy: Film as Cultural Politics PART IV: RACE, SURVEILLANCE, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Spectacles of Race and Pedagogies of Denial Racial Injustice and Disposable Youth in the Age of Zero Tolerance PART V: MILITARIZATION, MASCULINITY, AND THE SPECTRE OF FASCISM Waging War On Democracy: The Militarizing of Public Space Brutalized Bodies and Emasculated Politics: Fight Club PART VI: YOUTH, PEDAGOGY, AND THE POLITICS OF HOPE Heroin Chic, Consumerism, and the Politics of Seduction Reclaiming Education and Hope in Dark Times Translating the Future - Commencement Speech, Memorial University, June 2005

 

AMERICA'S ADDICTION TO TERRORISM

Title: AMERICA'S ADDICTION TO TERRORISM (Paperback Book)

Political Science / General

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: BRUNSWICK BOOKS / FERNWOOD BOOKS

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In the United States today, the term "terrorism" conjures up images of dangerous, outside threats: religious extremists and suicide bombers in particular. Harder to see but all the more pervasive is the terrorism perpetuated by the United States itself, whether through military force overseas or woven into the very fabric of society at home. Henry Giroux, in this passionate and incisive book, turns the conventional wisdom on terrorism upside down, demonstrating how fear and lawlessness have become organizing principles of life in the United States, and violence an acceptable form of social mediation. He addresses the most pressing issues of the moment, from officially sanctioned torture to militarized police forces to austerity politics. Giroux also examines the ongoing degradation of the education system and how young people in particular suffer its more nefarious outcomes. Against this grim picture, Giroux posits a politics of hope and a commitment to accurate-and radical-historical memory. He draws on a long, distinguished career developing the tenets of critical pedagogy to propose a cure for our addiction to terrorism: a kind of "public pedagogy" that challenges the poisoned narratives of "America's dis-imagination machine."

 

AMERICAN NIGHTMARE : FACING THE CHALLENGE OF FASCISM

Title: AMERICAN NIGHTMARE : FACING THE CHALLENGE OF FASCISM (Paperback Book)

Political Science / Civil Rights

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: RAINCOAST BOOK DIST

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Are we in the beginning of a new fascist era?

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms. Could our current moment actually bring about the end of democracy in the United States? Are Americans willing to surrender their freedom and dignity, along with their ongoing struggle for equality, justice and mutual respect in the face of the rising tide of political and ideological extremism?

In this provocative collection of essays, Henry Giroux warns of the consequences of doing too little as Trump and the so-called alt-right relentlessly attack critics, journalists, and target the hard-earned civil rights of women, people of color, immigrants, the working class, and low-income Americans. As we face down the frightening reality of living under a system that serves only the interests of the wealthy few, Giroux makes a passionate call for ordinary citizens to organize, educate, and resist by all available means.

Praise for American Nightmare:

"In this current era of corporate media misdirection and misinformation . . . Henry Giroux is one of the few great political voices of today, with powerful insight into the truth. Dr. Giroux is defiantly explaining, against the grain, what's REALLY going on right now, and doing so quite undeniably. Simply put, the ideas he brings forth are a beacon that need to be seen and heard and understood in order for the world to progress." - Julian Casablancas, lead vocalist for The Strokes

"In frightening times like these, what is desperately needed is an informed and wise voice that speaks clearly and with conviction about the situation we are in, and what can be done. Henry Giroux is one of the great public intellectuals of our times, and American Nightmare is exactly the book for people grappling with how to understand the Trump era and how to proceed. This is precisely the book that needs to be shared with friends and acquaintances. It will provoke hard thinking, bring clarity, and stimulate much needed conversation and action." - Robert W. McChesney, co-author of People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

"We have no greater chronicler of these dystopian times. Giroux's critique cuts to the crux of today's authoritarian crisis, yet his voice remains of one hope that the people may collectively regain control. Even while living though systemic efforts to privatize hope, Giroux's critique enacts the sort of shared resistance that can effectively challenge authoritarianism. American Nightmare demonstrates how we can resist the normalization of hate, authoritarianism and alienation in Trump's America. He shows us that not only are we not alone, but we are among a majority who oppose the cruelties of American social policies." - David H. Price, author of Cold War Anthropology: The CIA and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology

"At a moment when the news cycle presents the dangers of Trumpian authoritarianism through disjointed and discrete hottakes, Giroux's wide-reaching analysis accounts for our current American nightmare with necessary historical context, and in so doing creates an aperture for resistance more meaningful than a hashtag." - Natasha Lennard, contributing writer for The Intercept, co-editor of Violence: Humans in Dark Times

 

BETTER BRITONS

Title: BETTER BRITONS (Hardcover Book)

Author: ATTEWELL, NADINE

Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS

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BEYOND THE SPECTACLE OF TERRORISM

Title: BEYOND THE SPECTACLE OF TERRORISM (Paperback Book)

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: LOGIN CANADA

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BIG EARS LISTENING FOR GENDER IN JAZZ STUDIES

Title: BIG EARS LISTENING FOR GENDER IN JAZZ STUDIES (Paperback Book)

Music / Genres & Styles / Jazz

Author: RUSTIN, NICOLE / BAADE, CHRISTINA

Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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In jazz circles, players and listeners with "big ears" hear and engage complexity in the moment, as it unfolds. Taking gender as part of the intricate, unpredictable action in jazz culture, this interdisciplinary collection explores the terrain opened up by listening, with big ears, for gender in jazz. Essays range from a reflection on the female boogie-woogie pianists who played at Cafe Society in New York during the 1930s and 1940s to interpretations of how the jazzman is represented in Dorothy Baker's novel Young Man with a Horn (1938) and Michael Curtiz's film adaptation (1950). Taken together, the essays enrich the field of jazz studies by showing how gender dynamics have shaped the production, reception, and criticism of jazz culture.

Scholars of music, ethnomusicology, American studies, literature, anthropology, and cultural studies approach the question of gender in jazz from multiple perspectives. One contributor scrutinizes the tendency of jazz historiography to treat singing as subordinate to the predominantly male domain of instrumental music, while another reflects on her doubly inappropriate position as a female trumpet player and a white jazz musician and scholar. Other essays explore the composer George Russell's Lydian Chromatic Concept as a critique of mid-twentieth-century discourses of embodiment, madness, and black masculinity; performances of "female hysteria" by Les Diaboliques, a feminist improvising trio; and the BBC radio broadcasts of Ivy Benson and Her Ladies' Dance Orchestra during the Second World War. By incorporating gender analysis into jazz studies, Big Ears transforms ideas of who counts as a subject of study and even of what counts as jazz.

Contributors: Christina Baade, Jayna Brown, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Monica Hairston, Kristin McGee, Tracy McMullen, Ingrid Monson, Lara Pellegrinelli, Eric Porter, Nichole T. Rustin, Ursel Schlicht, Julie Dawn Smith, Jeffrey Taylor, Sherrie Tucker, Joo H. Costa Vargas

 

CHANNEL SURFING

Title: CHANNEL SURFING (Paperback Book)

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: RAINCOAST BOOK DIST

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DANGEROUS THINKING IN THE AGE OF THE NEW AUTHORITARIANISM

Title: DANGEROUS THINKING IN THE AGE OF THE NEW AUTHORITARIANISM (Paperback Book)

Author: GIROUX, HENRY

Publisher: PEARSON EDUCATION CANADA

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DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

Title: DEVELOPMENTAL COORDINATION DISORDER AND ITS CONSEQUENCES (Paperback Book)

Author: CAIRNEY, JOHN

Publisher: UNIV OF TORONTO PRESS

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