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Adcult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture

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Publisher Comments:

A spirited exploration of the culture created when advertising becomes not just a central institution, but "the" central institution.

Review:

"Twitchell eloquently excoriates the standard dull rants about the evils of commercialism. In true postmodern fashion, he argues that there can be no meaningful division between high art and advertising. . . . Not a single page is without a cleverly turned sentence, thought-provoking remark, or outrageous conclusion." Wired

Review:

"What are we to make of this mixture of high and not-so-high culture? ?If we find the process invigorating, you call it bricolage,´ writes Twitchell. ?If not, you call it tasteless.´" Adweek

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231103251
Author:
Twitchell, James B.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Author:
Twitchell, James B.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Advertising & Promotion
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Advertising
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
v. 11
Publication Date:
19970231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.46x7.02x.66 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Product details 296 pages Columbia University Press - English 9780231103251 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Twitchell eloquently excoriates the standard dull rants about the evils of commercialism. In true postmodern fashion, he argues that there can be no meaningful division between high art and advertising. . . . Not a single page is without a cleverly turned sentence, thought-provoking remark, or outrageous conclusion."
"Review" by , "What are we to make of this mixture of high and not-so-high culture? ?If we find the process invigorating, you call it bricolage,´ writes Twitchell. ?If not, you call it tasteless.´"
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