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Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must

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America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way institutions wield power; the way television stations are run; and the way the food, fashion, automobile, sports, music, and culture industries set agendas. With a courageous and compelling voice, Lasn deconstructs the advertising culture and our fixation on icons and brand names. And he shows how to organize resistance against the power trust that manages the brands by "uncooling" consumer items, by "dermarketing" fashions and celebrities, and by breaking the "media trance" of our TV-addicted age.

A powerful manifesto by a leading media activist, Culture Jam lays the foundations for the most significant social movement of the early twenty-first century — a movement that can change the world and the way we think and live.

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This eloquent call to arms against the "branding" of America and toward a cultural revolution encourages a return to individuality, creativity, and free thinking to its citizens. Illustrations.

About the Author

Featured in the PBS documentary Affluenza, Kalle Lasn, whose documentaries have been broadcast on PBS, CBC, and around the world, has won 15 international awards, and has been profiled in Time. As publisher of Adbusters magazine and founder of Media Foundation and Powershift Advertising Agency, Lasn has launched social marketing campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week. He and his wife, Masako Tominaga, make their home in Vancouver, Canada.

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Mateo, January 27, 2010 (view all comments by Mateo)
I read large portions of this book years ago, and for some reason I felt to compelled to pick it back up and read it anew. It's a fabulous read...insightful, captivating, and leaves you stupefied by the shame of our culture. There was something very different about reading (and finishing) this book in 2009 than in 2002. Nearly a decade has passed since its publication and the book now suffers from what I call a "happy ending chapter"...one of those conclusions were an author ignores the previous pages of intense research and critical analysis only to culminate with some lackluster solutions in an attempt to spin the massive problem as easily solvable. Don't get me wrong...I loved this book and would highly recommend it, but the conclusion which was inspiring in 2000 has become quite depressing in 2009.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688178055
Subtitle:
How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge--any Why We Must
Author:
Lasn, Kalle
Author:
by Kalle Lasn
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Multiculturalism
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Mass media and culture
Subject:
Mass media and the environment
Subject:
Mass media criticism
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Media
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
105-1067
Publication Date:
20001107
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.77 in 14.32 oz

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