Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Living and Learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse"

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  • Copyright: 2009-10-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Distinguished international scholars from a wide range of explore consumption and its relation to learning, identity development, and education. 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.

Author Biography

Jennifer A. Sandlin is Assistant Professor in the Division of Advanced Studies in Education Policy, Leadership, and Curriculum, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education, Arizona State University, Tempe. Peter McLaren is Professor in the Division of Urban Schooling, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
Introduction: Exploring Consumption's Pedagogy and Envisioning a Critical Pedagogy of Consumption¨Living and Learning in the Shadow of the "Shopocalypse"p. 1
Education, Consumption, and the Social, Economic, and Environmental Crises of Capitalismp. 21
Rootlessness, Reenchantment, and Educating Desire: A Brief History of the Pedagogy of Consumptionp. 23
Consuming Learningp. 36
Producing Crisis: Green Consumerism as an Ecopedagogical Issuep. 47
Teaching Against Consumer Capitalism in the Age of Commercialization and Corporatization of Public Educationp. 58
Schooling the Consumer Citizenp. 67
Schooling for Consumptionp. 69
Schools Inundated in a Marketing-Saturated Worldp. 83
Exploring the Privatized Dimension of Entrepreneurship Education and Its Link to the Emergence of the College Student Entrepreneurp. 97
Framing Higher Education: Nostalgia, Entrepreneurship, Consumerism, and Redemptionp. 108
Politicizing Consumer Education: Conceptual Evolutionsp. 122
Consumption, Popular Culture, Everyday Life, and the Education of Desirep. 135
Consuming the All-American Corporate Burger: McDonald's "Does It All For You"p. 137
Barbie: The Bitch Can Buy Anythingp. 148
Consuming Skin: Dermographies of Female Subjection and Abjectionp. 157
Happy Cows and Passionate Beefscapes: Nature as Landscape and Lifestyle in Food Advertisementsp. 169
Creating the Ethical Parent-Consumer Subject: Commerce, Moralities, and Pedagogies in Early Parenthoodp. 180
Chocolate, Place, and a Pedagogy of Consumer Privilegep. 193
Unlearning Consumerism Through Critical Pedagogies of Consumption: Sites of Contestation and Resistancep. 201
Re-Imagining Consumption: Political and Creative Practices of Arts-Based Environmental Adult Educationp. 203
Using Cultural Production to Undermine Consumption: Paul Robeson as Radical Cultural Workerp. 214
Beyond the Culture Jamp. 224
Global Capitalism and Strategic Visual Pedagogyp. 237
Turning America Into a Toy Storep. 249
United We Consume? Artists Trash Consumer Culture and Corporate Green-Washingp. 259
List of Contributorsp. 264
Indexp. 270
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