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A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools

Nicole Nguyen


By traveling through daily life at the school, A Curriculum of Fear investigates how students and school staff made sense of, negotiated, and contested the intense focus on national security, terrorism, and their militarized responsibilities to the nation. Drawing from critical scholarship on school militarization, neoliberal school reform, the impact of the global war on terror on everyday life in the U.S., and the political uses of fear, this book maps the social, political, and economic contexts that gave rise to the school’s Homeland Security program and its popularity. Ultimately, as the ... More

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

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816698264
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698264.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Nguyen, author
University of Illinois