Against the Grain

Teaching Homeland Security

According to Nicole Nguyen, national security-related agencies and companies are drawing young people into a mindset of militarism and war via their involvement in homeland security programs, which have been established in dozens of public schools in the U.S. Nguyen did ethnographic work at one such high school; she reveals what the students are taught and what values and beliefs they are encouraged to adopt. (Encore presentation.)

Nicole Nguyen, A Curriculum of Fear: Homeland Security in U.S. Public Schools University of Minnesota Press, 2016

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