Childhood Under Siege: How Big Business Targets Children
Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press
Date: February 2012
Duration: 7 hours 7 minutes
In CHILDHOOD UNDER SIEGE, Joel Bakan reveals the callous and widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking corporations and society's failure to protect them. The creator of the award-winning film and internationally best-selling book The Corporation, 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. "As governments retreat from their previous roles of protecting children from harm at the hands of corporations," Bakan writes, "we, as a society, increasingly neglect children's needs, expose them to exploitation, and thus betray what we, as individuals, cherish most in our lives." CHILDHOOD UNDER SIEGE is a call to action to reverse these trends, and provides the necessary insights, information, and concrete proposals to do so.