Pedagogy of Resistance

Against Manufactured Ignorance

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Pub Date 21 Apr 2022 | Archive Date 24 Apr 2022

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"Searching and incisive account of what has been wrought by the assault on the social order and on reasoned discourse during the neoliberal era." - Noam Chomsky


Henry A. Giroux argues that education holds a crucial role in shaping politics at a time when ignorance, lies and fake news have empowered right-wing groups and created deep divisions in society. Education, with its increasingly corporate and conservative-based technologies, is partly responsible for creating these division. It contributes to the pitting of people against each other through the lens of class, race, and any other differences that don't embrace White nationalism. Giroux's analysis ranges from the pandemic and the inequality it has revealed, to the rise of Trumpism and its afterlife, and to the work of Paulo Freire and how his book Pedagogy of Hope can guide us in these dark times and help us produce critical and informed citizens. He argues that underlying the current climate of inequity, isolation, and social atomization (all exacerbated by the pandemic) is a crisis of education. Out of this comes the need for a pedagogy of resistance that is accessible to everyone, built around a vision of hope for an alternative society rooted in the ideals of justice, equality, and freedom.


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"Searching and incisive account of what has been wrought by the assault on the social order and on reasoned discourse during the neoliberal era." - Noam Chomsky


Henry A. Giroux argues that education...


Advance Praise

"Giroux refuses the barricades or the safety of the ivory tower. This book is his latest weapon and one of his best." - Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

"Education has always been a target of authoritarian states that seek to change the ways populations think and behave. Henry Giroux's timely and urgent book offers a model of critical pedagogy to revitalize education as a site of democracy protection." Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University, USA

"Henry Giroux understands the depth of the crisis we now face in the United States and around the globe. In Pedagogy of Resistance, he writes about it all with the fire of a prophet and with the insight of a seasoned theorist ... Read every word of this book." - Eddie S. Glaude, Princeton University, USA




"Giroux refuses the barricades or the safety of the ivory tower. This book is his latest weapon and one of his best." - Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

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