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The University in Chains: Confronting the Military, Industrial, Academic Complex


reviewed by Sheila L. Macrine — October 03, 2007

coverTitle: The University in Chains: Confronting the Military, Industrial, Academic Complex
Author(s): Henry A. Giroux
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers, Boulder
ISBN: 1594514232, Pages: 223, Year: 2007
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Henry Giroux is considered by many to rank among the world’s leading intellectuals.  In discussing Giroux’s work, Svi Shapiro (2007) writes that Giroux has been one of the more important theorists who addresses how social spaces for dissent have become smaller, as individuals’ lives are turned inwards towards private goals rather than shared concerns. In this new book, The University in Chains: Confronting the Military – Industrial Academic Complex, Giroux, indeed, takes up this challenge by expanding the breadth of his earlier work. In doing so, he reinforces Shapiro’s (2007) claim that, “Giroux’s brilliance as a critical theorist is not (never) compromised…his theoretical insights are fully amplified by his explorations of the way daily life, public policy, and political decisions have coalesced to produce an increasingly one-dimensional culture” (p. 1). “What is the task of educators at a time when the forces of democracy appear to be in retreat and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 03, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14631, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 7:25:09 PM

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  • Sheila Macrine
    Montclair State University
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    SHEILA L. MACRINE, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. Dr. Macrine’s research focuses on connecting the cultural, political, and feminist frameworks to institutional and personal contexts of pedagogy and learning theory, particularly as they relate the social imagination, progressive democratic education and critical disability studies.
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