The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

 

 

Hot Off the Press, Disposable Futures:
The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

Date: 2015-07-20 05:01
From: “City Lights Booksellers & Publishers”
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City Lights Publishers is proud to present —

Disposable Futures
The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle                             (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ehsmm/qa7exhb/2j69re)

By Brad Evans (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ehsmm/qa7exhb/ic79re) and Henry A. Giroux (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ehsmm/qa7exhb/y479re)

Disposable Futures makes the case that we have not just become desensitized to violence, but rather, that we are being taught to desire it.

From movies and other commercial entertainment to “extreme” weather and acts of terror, authors Brad Evans and Henry Giroux examine how a contemporary politics of spectacle–and disposability–curates what is seen and what is not, what is represented and what is ignored, and ultimately, whose lives matter and whose do not.

Disposable Futures explores the connections between a range of contemporary phenomena: mass surveillance, the militarization of police, the impact of violence in film and video games, increasing disparities in wealth, and representations of ISIS and the ongoing terror wars. Throughout, Evans and Giroux champion the significance of public education, social movements and ideas that rebel against the status quo in order render violence intolerable.

“Disposable Futures poses, and answers, the pressing question of our times: How is it that in this post-Fascist, post-Cold War era of peace and prosperity we are saddled with more war, violence, inequality and poverty than ever? If you’re not afraid of the truth in these dark times, then read this book. It is a beacon of light.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Brad Evans and Henry A. Giroux are internationally renowned educators, authors, and intellectuals. Together, they curate a forum for Truthout.com that explores the theme of “Disposable Futures.” Evans is director of histories of violence project at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Giroux holds the global TV network chair professorship at McMaster University. See more at http://www.historiesofviolence.com (https://t.e2ma.net/click/ehsmm/qa7exhb/ex89re).

Paperback
ISBN 9780872866584
$17.95

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