Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse pdf

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Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf free download. Consumption has become a term much more prevalent today than perhaps at any other time in history as the scourge of capitalism continues in its reckless fury to excoriate every vulnerable and hitherto uncommodified space while it takes root, germinates, and inflicts its pestilence on a planetary scale. The term consumption permeates not only academic disciplines such as marketing, consumer behavior, anthropology, consumer psychology, and sociology, but it is also the point d’appui for much of the work in cultural studies, where scholars have investigated how the brand-names of the corporate capitalist order help to shape identity. What is often missing in this work is a focus on the learning and education involved in the process of becoming both consumer literate and also a living commodity, the latter of which has affected all of us in this age of the postmodern spectacle and its orgy of consumption.

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption attempts to redress these lacunae by bringing together researchers from a wide range of subfields within education who represent a range of age levels and types of education. While in the face of the world’s unspeakable suffering and tribulation amidst the downward spiral of the economy caused by capitalist overproduction that has produced the boom-and-bust-cycle for the last several centuries or more— culminating in the Crash of 2008–2009—executives from the recently bailed-out insurance giant AIG continue to receive $165 million in bonuses, and workers continue to be laid off in record numbers.

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

The full-throated chorus of “no government interference” that was sung by the right-wing corporate press for decades is suddenly nowhere to be heard, even in the business community. Gore Vidal presciently noted in 1963 that the U.S. government prefers that “public money go not to the people but to big business.

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

The result is a unique society in which we have free enterprise for the poor and socialism for the rich” (quoted in Vidal, 2002, p. 129) and the truth of this statement is no more evident than in the recent nationalization of Fannie and Freddie where you can see clearly that the USA is a country where there exists socialism for the rich and privatization for the poor, all basking in what Nouriel Roubini (2008) calls “the glory of unfettered Wild West laissez-faire jungle capitalism” (¶ 6) that has allowed the biggest debt bubble in history to explode out of control, causing the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. Indeed, socialism is only condemned when it profits the poor and the powerless and threatens the rich.

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

Critical Pedagogies of Consumption Living and Learning in the Shadow of the Shopocalypse by Jennifer A. Sandlin and Peter McLaren pdf

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