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ERIC Number: ED515661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-30
Pages: 278
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4159-9790-4
Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Living and Learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse"
Sandlin, Jennifer A., Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Distinguished international scholars from a wide range of disciplines (including curriculum studies, foundations of education, adult education, higher education, and consumer education) come together in this book to explore consumption and its relation to learning, identity development, and education. Readers will learn about a variety of ways in which learning and education intersect with consumption. This volume is unique within the literature of education in its examination of educational sites--both formal and informal--where learners and teachers are resisting consumerism and enacting a critical pedagogy of consumption. This book includes the first chapter, "Introduction: Exploring Consumption's Pedagogy and Envisioning a Critical Pedagogy of Consumption--Living and Learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse" by Jennifer A. Sandlin, and is divided into four parts. Part I, "Education, Consumption, and the Social, Economic, and Environmental Crises of Capitalism", contains the following chapters: (2) Rootlessness, Reenchantment and Educating Desire: A Brief History of the Pedagogy of Consumption (Michael Hoechsmann); (3) Consuming Learning (Robin Usher); (4) Producing Crisis: Green Consumerism as an Ecopedagogical Issue (Richard Kahn); and (5) Teaching Against Consumer Capitalism in the Age of Commercialization and Corporatization of Public Education (Ramin Farahmandpur). Part II, "Schooling the Consumer Citizen", contains the following chapters: (6) Schooling for Consumption (Joel Spring); (7) Schools Inundated in a Marketing-Saturated World (Alex Molnar, Faith Boninger, Gary Wilkinson and Joseph Fogarty); (8) Exploring the Privatized Dimension of Entrepreneurship Education and its Link to the Emergence of the College Student Entrepreneur (Matthew M. Mars); (9) Framing Higher Education: Nostalgia, Entrepreneurship, Consumerism and Redemption (Gustavo E. Fischman and Eric Haas); and (10) Politicizing Consumer Education: Conceptual Evolutions (Sue L. T. McGregor). Part III: "Consumption, Popular Culture, Everyday Life, and the Education of Desire", contains the following chapters: (11) Consuming the All-American Corporate Burger: McDonald's "Does It All For You," (Joe L. Kincheloe); (12) Barbie: The Bitch Can Buy Anything (Shirley R. Steinberg); (13) Consuming Skin: Dermographies of Female Subjection and Abjection (Jane Kenway and Elizabeth Bullen); (14) Happy Cows and Passionate Beefscapes: Nature as Landscape and Lifestyle in Food Advertisements (Anne Marie Todd); (15) Creating the Ethical Parent-Consumer Subject: Commerce, Moralities and Pedagogies in Early Parenthood (Lydia Martens); and (16) Chocolate, Place, and a Pedagogy of Consumer Privilege (David A. Greenwood). Part IV, "Unlearning Consumerism through Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Sites of Contestation and Resistance", contains the following chapters: (17) Re-Imagining Consumption: Political and Creative Practices of Arts-Based Environmental Adult Education (Darlene E. Clover and Katie Shaw); (18) Using Cultural Production to Undermine Consumption: Paul Robeson as Radical Cultural Worker (Stephen D. Brookfield); (19) Beyond the Culture Jam (Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale); (20) Global Capitalism and Strategic Visual Pedagogy (David Darts and Kevin Tavin); (21) Turning America Into a Toy Store (Henry A. Giroux); and (22) United We Consume? Artists Trash Consumer Culture and Corporate Green Washing (Nicolas Lampert).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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