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Contents Acknowledgments Preface Introduction: "Being Young Sucks" 1 Part 1. America's War on Its Children 1. Kids, the Enemy Within 00 New Rhetorics and Bad Behaviors Discipline and Punish in Schools Imprisoning Kids Better Discipline through Chemistry 2. Life in the War Zone 00 Generations of Kids Misrepresenting Kids Are the Kids All Right? Follow the Money What Did You Learn in School Today? Has War Been Declared? 3. Accounting for the Kids 000 Blaming the Media Blaming Racism Blaming the Parents Blaming Capitalism Blaming the "Family Crisis" Interlude: Telling Stories Part 2. The Contemporary PoliticalField 4. Neoiberalism 000 Neoliberalism and Economic Theory The Ideology and Spiritualization of the Free Market The "New Economy" 5. The New Conservatism 000 Getting Hold of the New Conservatism Culture, Morality, and the Christian Right Culture, Capitalism, and Neoconservatives Building a New Conservative Movement A New Conservative Revolution? 6. Liberalism and the Left 000 Whose Left? "We Already Know . . ." "More than You" Truth and strategy 7. Kids Out of Time (Unsettling Modernity) 000 Blaming Progress The Reinvention of Time and History Kids Caught in the Crossfire Struggles over Modernity Part III The Coming American Modernity 8. The Struggle for "America Modernity" 000 The First American Modernity The Second American Modernity The Third American Modernity 9. Reconstructing Political Culture 000 Politics and Liberal Modernity Politics against Compromise Affective politics Depoliticizing Politics Rebuilding a Political Frontier 10. Reconstructing economic life 000 Economic Struggles Economic Realities Economic Dreams of Modernity 11. Reconstructing Cultural Life 000 The Culture Wars and the Attack on Knowledge The Reinvention of Identity and Individuality Remaking Kids in the Name of Modernity Conclusion: Kids and the dilemma of American politics 000 Kids and the Struggle for Imagination The Dilemma of American Politics Detour: A Nation Divided? The Dilemma of American Politics, Continued 0 Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Children -- United States -- Social conditions.
Youth -- United States -- Social conditions.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Religious right -- United States.
Right and left (Political science).
United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.