Fugitive Cultures examines how youth are being increasingly subjected to racial stereotyping and violence in various realms of popular culture, especially children's culture. But rather than dismissing popular culture, Henry Giroux addresses its political and pedagogical value as a site of critique and learning and calls for a reinvigorated critical relationship between cultural studies and those diverse cultural workers committed to expanding the possibilities and practices of democratic public life.

part |23 pages


chapter |21 pages

Introduction: The Kids Aren't Alright

Youth, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies

part |89 pages

Race, Violence, and Children's Culture

chapter |34 pages

Racism and the Aesthetic of Hyper-Real Violence

Pulp Fiction and other Visual Tragedies

chapter |25 pages

Animating Youth

The Disneyfication of Children's Culture

part |47 pages

Public Intellectuals and Populist Persuasions

chapter |21 pages

Talking Heads and Radio Pedagogy

Microphone Politics and the New Public Intellectuals

part |39 pages

The Way Things Ought not to be: Race and National Identity

chapter |17 pages

The Milk Ain't Clean

National Identity and Multiculturalism