Democracy, Freedom, and Justice after September 11th: Rethinking the Role of Educators and the Politics of Schooling by Henry A. Giroux — January 16, 2002In this article I illustrate the many ways in which life in post–September 11 America is both a rupture from some of the antigovernment politics that dominated before these tragic events and an uncanny continuity from the pre–September 11 worship of global capitalism and the virtual abandonment of any effort to create greater equality.
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- Henry Giroux
Penn State University
Henry A. Giroux holds the Waterbury Chair Professorship and is currently the director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies at Penn State University. His most recent books include: Breaking in to the Movies: Film and the Culture of Politics (Basil Blackwell, 2002); Beyond the Corporate University, edited with Kostas Myrsiades (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001); Public Spaces, Private Lives: Beyond the Culture of Cynicism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001); Theory and Resistance in Education, 2nd edition (Bergin and Garvey, 2001); Impure Acts: the Practical Politics of Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2000); The Mouse That Roared: Disney and the End of Innocence (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000); Stealing Innocence: Corporate’s Culture’s War on Children (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), Channel Surfing: Racism, the Media, and the Destruction of Today's Youth (St. Martin's Press and MacMillan–England, 1998). His primary research areas are cultural studies, youth studies, critical pedagogy, popular culture, social theory, and the politics of public and higher education.