The War on Youth : Hasn’t it Ever Been Thus? Ruskin Seminar, March 19


War on Youth Ruskin


Further reading – an interview with Henry Giroux, The Educational Deficit and the War on Youth

Low-income and poor minority youth, in particular, are no longer the register where society reveals its dreams for a just and equitable future. On the contrary, such youth increasingly symbolize a space where neoliberal society reveals its nightmares and invokes a culture of cruelty that appears more savage than its full embrace of the ethos of greed. Within neoliberal narratives, youth are either defined as a consumer market, advertisements for such a market, or they symbolize trouble – a generation who do not have problems but are the problem.

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