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ReadHowYouWant, Apr 1, 2011 - Child development - 540 pages
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This book reveals the profound impact that our purchasing-obsessed culture has on our children and argues that corporate marketing to youth has reshaped the experience of childhood into something that is prefabricated. Top scholars in education, sociology, and cultural studies contribute insightful essays that students, parents, and educators will find entertaining and disturbing. This third edition is thoroughly updated with examinations of the icons that shape the values and consciousness of today's children, including Twilight, Barbie, hip-hop, Disney, McDonald's, and many more.

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Boy, there's some sick people out there. And they all want to turn your kid into some automatron buying robot. Sad thing is, it's working. Get this book...very disturbing. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Shirley R. Steinberg is the author of many books and articles on cultural studies, popular culture, youth, diversity, urban education, and critical pedagogy. Her most recent books include Christotainment: Selling Jesus Through Popular Culture, 19 Urban Questions: Teaching in the City, Diversity and Multiculturalism: A Reader, and Media Literacy. The founder of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, she is the director of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy. An internationally known speaker, she addresses the notion of critical empowerment, youth advocacy, and social justice through media literacy. Consciously aware of the failure of schools, she is an advocate for transformational education and leadership. She is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio One and CTV as a cultural critic. Steinberg teaches at McGill University.

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