Saltman and Goodman show how corporate-produced curricula, films, and corporate-promoted books often use depictions of family love, childhood innocence, and compassion in order to sell the public on policies that ironically put the profit of multinational corporations over the well-being of people. In doing so, the authors reveal the extent to which globalization depends upon education and also show how battles over culture, language, and the control of information are matters of life, death, and democracy.
Robin Truth Goodman is assistant professor of English at Florida State University. Kenneth J. Saltman is assistant professor in the Social and Cultural Studies in Education program at DePaul University.
1 Introduction 2 Junk King Education 3 Rivers of Fire: Amoco's iMPACT on Education 4 A Time For Flying Horses: Oil Education and the Future of Literature 5 The Mayor's Madness: So Far from God 6 Enemy of the State 7 A Hilarious Romp throught the Holocaust 8 Conclusion Chapter 9 Coda Chapter 10 Index