Joel Bakan, writer of the award-winning film and internationally best-selling book The Corporation, just released a brand new book called Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children (Free Press) about how we, as a society, have allowed corporations to take over childhood.
Bakan reveals the astonishingly callous and widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking corporations-and also society's shameful failure to protect them. Bakan shows how corporations pump billions of dollars into rendering parents and governments powerless to shield children from a relentless commercial assault designed solely to exploit their unique needs and vulnerabilities. Despite the unfortunate reality, the book is hopeful and offers readers ways of fighting back and reclaiming their children’s lives.
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE WITH JOEL BAKAN - Sat, Oct 1 in Vancouver
Joel's North America-wide book tour touches down in Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday, October 1 at the University of British Columbia. Joel will be giving a free public lecture at the Vancouver Institute at 8:15pm. Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, UBC. More info here.