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A Curriculum of FearHomeland Security in U.S. Public Schools$
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Nicole Nguyen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816698264

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816698264.001.0001

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A Curriculum of Fear
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Nicole Nguyen

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698264.003.0001

Beginning with an autobiological account, the introduction of A Curriculum of Fear relates the author’s interest in schools featuring specialized Homeland Security program, especially Milton High School. Based on the author’s fieldwork and rooted in political geography, sociology, and critical education studies, this book examines the inner workings of Milton and its Homeland Security program. As the first ethnography of a U.S. public school with a specialized Homeland Security program, it explores how synchronizing the school with the needs of the national security industry shaped its students understandings of the world and their place in it. Moving messily between scales, this ethnography traces how Milton, by design, undertook the epistemic, political, and emotional work needed to train its students as the next generation of national security workers. By investigating this remaking of Milton, it documents the deep implications of these national security pedagogies on young people’s psyches, social imaginaries, and daily interactions.

Keywords:   National security, School reform, Neoliberalism, Global war on terror, Ethnography, Public education

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