Expelling Hope: The Assault on Youth and the Militarization of Schooling

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SUNY Press, Jul 15, 2008 - Education - 228 pages
Demonstrates the many devastating and interrelated threats that punitive policies like “zero tolerance” pose to youth, schooling, and democracy.

Expelling Hope raises critical questions about the effects of punitive policies, particularly “zero tolerance,” and repressive social relationships on youth (of color) and public schooling. It argues convincingly that zero tolerance is a catchword, or linchpin, for an array of discourses and social practices that support the criminalization of youth, the militarization of public schooling and culture, and the marketization of public life. Politically impassioned and intellectually rigorous, the book provides the framework for an alternative vision of youth and schooling, one rooted in hope that calls for youth to be treated as agents of a democratic future.

Christopher G. Robbins is Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Eastern Michigan University and the editor of The Giroux Reader.
 

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Contents

A Critical Analysis
19
The Social Contract the Hidden Curriculumand the NotSoHidden Curriculum of Zero Tolerance
47
Zero Tolerance and the Militarization of Schooling
87
4 Zero Tolerance in aColorblind Era or How theConsumer Society Wastes and Disposes of People of Color
115
The Struggle for the Democratic Legacy of Public Schooling and the Promise of Democracy
149
Studies About or Related to Zero Tolerance
171
Notes
175
References
191
Index
211
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Christopher G. Robbins is Assistant Professor of Social Foundations at Eastern Michigan University and the editor of The Giroux Reader.

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