Pedagogy in the Age of Neoliberal Authoritarianism

Conference at UFRJ

This is a video interview on culture, pedagogy, and neoliberalism in a time of growing authoritarianism that is a keynote presentation at a conference held in Brazil by Prof. Henry Giroux.

In the video, Professor Giroux talks about Education, public policies and the different types of inequalities. It analyses the way in which the ideological apparatus is used by neoliberalism to normalise the ideology of individual consumerism to the detriment of the collective well-being. Giroux invites us to connect hope to a notion of collective agency against the normalization of neoliberal authoritarianism in favour of the invention, creation and development of new discourses and practices in order to attain freedom in the struggle in defending democracy.

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Henry A. Giroux

Henry A. Giroux is Professor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University, Canada. Henry is one of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, and has written extensively on public pedagogycultural studiesyouth studieshigher educationmedia studies, and critical theory, winning many awards. His interviews on neoliberalism appear in Truthout.  Henry is past co-Editor-in-chief of the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies.  In 2002 Routledge named him as one of the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern period.