Distinguished professor of Anthropology and Humanities, Stanley Diamond breaks down the obfuscating and destructive content of the childrens magazine Scholastic. Highlighted in this program are the ways in which subjects such as war and nuclear proliferation are “domesticated” for the consumption of children. Diamond also contrasts our own divisive western cultural methods of child rearing with non western tribal communities’ methods of youth education and cultural inclusion. This episode concludes with two american children conveying their outlook on nuclear arms and multinational conflict. Great for Anthropologists, activists and educators.
1982 TRT: 28 minutes #18