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Boob Jubilee: The Cultural Politics of the New Economy

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Staff Pick

"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the gun-control debate, the vanishing middle class, or the cultural politics of punk rock, the authors of these essays state their cases with clarity and a refreshing lack of what I call the 'don't you feel stupid and guilty' factor that a lot of political writing contains."
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the gun-control debate, the vanishing middle class, or the cultural politics of punk rock, the authors of these essays state their cases with clarity and a refreshing lack of what I call the 'don't you feel stupid and guilty' factor that a lot of political writing contains."
Recommended by Gerry, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Salvos of sane and humorous dissent from the worship of the almighty market. For a magazine dedicated to debunking the nation's business culture, the final years of the twentieth century overflowed with bounty. "It was the most spectacular outbreak of mass delirium that we are likely to see in our lifetimes," wrote the editors of The Baffler. What was for others the dawn of a "New Economy" was for The Baffler a cornucopia of absurdity — the costliest political and financial hustle in living memory. Reporting from places far from the white-hot centers of the libertarian revolution, Baffler writers were the people of whom it was fashionable to say they just don't get it.

While New Democrats turned somersaults for Wall Street and economic commentary became puffery, these bold, talented, and very funny writers observed the crescendo of folly with which the century turned. Here their best writings are selected, updated, and reaffirmed, to sharpen our wits and inoculate us against follies yet to come.

Review:

"[T]here's not a rotten apple in these 32 articles...all have range, depth, and purpose....Fine muckery, with fingers pointed and blame apportioned. Like being lifted up high, where the air is clear." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"In this collection of essays previously published in the Baffler, a 15-year-old journal of cultural criticism, the contributors skewer the myth of the omnipotent free market....Along with Studs Terkel's stirring introduction, this is a powerful study of the contemporary American experience." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"The editors of the Baffler, a magazine dedicated to debunking the nation's business culture, present a collection of their best articles that challenge the powerful corporate interests in society." Booklist

Synopsis:

For a magazine dedicated to debunking the nation's business culture, the final years of the twentieth century overflowed with bounty. "It was the most spectacular outbreak of mass delirium that we are likely to see in our lifetimes," wrote the editors of The Baffler. What was for others the dawn of a "New Economy" was for The Baffler a cornucopia of absurdity the costliest political and financial hustle in living memory. Reporting from places far from the white-hot centers of the libertarian revolution, Baffler writers were the people of whom it was fashionable to say they just don't get it. While New Democrats turned somersaults for Wall Street and economic commentary became puffery, these bold, talented, and very funny writers observed the crescendo of folly with which the century turned. Here their best writings are selected, updated, and reaffirmed, to sharpen our wits and inoculate us against follies yet to come.

Synopsis:

Reporting from places far from the white-hot centers of the libertarian revolution, "Baffler" magazine writers were the people of whom it was fashionable to say they just don't get it. Here their best writings are selected, updated, and reaffirmed.

About the Author

Tom Frankis the author of One Market Under God and The Conquest of Cool. Dave Mulcahey is managing editor of The Baffler. They live in Chicago.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324303
Editor:
Frank, Tom
Editor:
Mulcahey, Dave
Preface by:
Terkel, Studs
Preface:
Terkel, Studs
Editor:
Frank, Tom
Editor:
Mulcahey, Dave
Author:
Frank, Tom
Author:
Frank, Thomas
Author:
Mulcahey, David
Preface:
Mulcahey, Dave
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Investments
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Speculation
Subject:
Topic - Business and Professional
Subject:
Investments -- United States.
Subject:
United States Economic conditions 1981-
Subject:
Business/Reference
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Includes index.
Series Volume:
no. 1739S
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 in 1.03 lb

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Product details 416 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393324303 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the gun-control debate, the vanishing middle class, or the cultural politics of punk rock, the authors of these essays state their cases with clarity and a refreshing lack of what I call the 'don't you feel stupid and guilty' factor that a lot of political writing contains."

"Staff Pick" by ,

"Like almost every book on politics and culture, I don't agree with all the sentiments, but there is a good deal of food for thought contained within. Whether they are discussing the economic fallacies of the dotcom billions, Republican hypocrisy in the gun-control debate, the vanishing middle class, or the cultural politics of punk rock, the authors of these essays state their cases with clarity and a refreshing lack of what I call the 'don't you feel stupid and guilty' factor that a lot of political writing contains."

"Review" by , "[T]here's not a rotten apple in these 32 articles...all have range, depth, and purpose....Fine muckery, with fingers pointed and blame apportioned. Like being lifted up high, where the air is clear."
"Review" by , "In this collection of essays previously published in the Baffler, a 15-year-old journal of cultural criticism, the contributors skewer the myth of the omnipotent free market....Along with Studs Terkel's stirring introduction, this is a powerful study of the contemporary American experience."
"Review" by , "The editors of the Baffler, a magazine dedicated to debunking the nation's business culture, present a collection of their best articles that challenge the powerful corporate interests in society."
"Synopsis" by , For a magazine dedicated to debunking the nation's business culture, the final years of the twentieth century overflowed with bounty. "It was the most spectacular outbreak of mass delirium that we are likely to see in our lifetimes," wrote the editors of The Baffler. What was for others the dawn of a "New Economy" was for The Baffler a cornucopia of absurdity the costliest political and financial hustle in living memory. Reporting from places far from the white-hot centers of the libertarian revolution, Baffler writers were the people of whom it was fashionable to say they just don't get it. While New Democrats turned somersaults for Wall Street and economic commentary became puffery, these bold, talented, and very funny writers observed the crescendo of folly with which the century turned. Here their best writings are selected, updated, and reaffirmed, to sharpen our wits and inoculate us against follies yet to come.
"Synopsis" by , Reporting from places far from the white-hot centers of the libertarian revolution, "Baffler" magazine writers were the people of whom it was fashionable to say they just don't get it. Here their best writings are selected, updated, and reaffirmed.
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