The Corporate Assault on Youth

The Corporate Assault on Youth

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altIgThe Corporate Assault on Youth examines childhood as a social construction increasingly influenced by corporations and commercialism. Through case studies, critical analysis, and historical/philosophical research, the essays collected here expose the degree to which children are unwitting targets of marketing. With topics ranging from the presence of media branding in schools and school supplies to the subtler ways in which the public education system is influenced by corporate ideologies and purposes, this book draws much-needed attention to how educators, administrators, policymakers, parents, and children can become aware of, and counterbalance, the effects of the commercialism that is overwhelming students' understanding of the world and their place within it.An article on an auto repair website ... 40, a popular website to educate automobile buyers about car ratings and prices, states, aquot;Whether ita#39;s college freshmen heading away from home for the first time or newly licensed driversanbsp;...

Title:The Corporate Assault on Youth
Author:Deron Boyles
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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