ad nauseam a survivor s guide to american consumer culture

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Ad Nauseam

Author : Carrie McLaren
ISBN : 1429956887
Genre : Social Science
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With the style and irreverence of Vice magazine and the critique of the corporatocracy that made Naomi Klein's No Logo a global hit, the cult magazine Stay Free!—long considered the Adbusters of the United States—is finally offering a compendium of new and previously published material on the impact of consumer culture on our lives. The book questions, in the broadest sense, what happens to human beings when their brains are constantly assaulted by advertising and corporate messages. Most people assert that advertising is easily ignored and doesn't have any effect on them or their decision making, but Ad Nauseam shows that consumer pop culture does take its toll. In an engaging, accessible, and graphically appealing style, Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky (as well as contributors such as David Cross, The Onion's Joe Garden, The New York Times's Julie Scelfo, and others) discuss everything from why the TV program CSI affects jury selection, to the methods by which market researchers stalk shoppers, to how advertising strategy is like dog training. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening account of the many ways consumer culture continues to pervade and transform American life.

Consumer Culture

Author : Heidi Watkins
ISBN : 9780737759235
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Editor Heidi Watkins has compiled several essays that will help your readers understand what consumer culture is, and the role that they play in it. The essays present diversity of opinion on this topic, including both conservative and liberal points of view in an even balance. Readers will hear from Madeline Levine on how consumer culture harms children and teens while Howard Bloom argues that it benefits society. Jean Kilbourne reports that advertising is to blame for overconsumption while John Naish argues that human instinct it to blame for it. Closing essays help readers understand what they should know and do about consumer culture.

Evangelical Christians And Popular Culture

Author : Robert Woods
ISBN : 9780313386541
Genre : Social Science
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This three-volume collection demonstrates the depth and breadth of evangelical Christians' consumption, critique, and creation of popular culture, and how evangelical Christians are both influenced by—and influence—mainstream popular culture, covering comic books to movies to social media.

Branded Women In U S Television

Author : Peter Bjelskou
ISBN : 9780739187944
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives, Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.

The Women Who Made New York

Author : Julie Scelfo
ISBN : 9781580056540
Genre : History
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Read any history of New York City and you will read about men. You will read about men who were political leaders and men who were activists and cultural tastemakers. These men have been lauded for generations for creating the most exciting and influential city in the world. But that's not the whole story. The Women Who Made New York reveals the untold stories of the phenomenal women who made New York City the cultural epicenter of the world. Many were revolutionaries and activists, like Zora Neale Hurston and Audre Lorde. Others were icons and iconoclasts, like Fran Lebowitz and Grace Jones. There were also women who led quieter private lives but were just as influential, such as Emily Warren Roebling, who completed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge when her engineer husband became too ill to work. Paired with striking, contemporary illustrations by artist Hallie Heald, The Women Who Made New York offers a visual sensation--one that reinvigorates not just New York City's history but its very identity.

Ad Nauseam

Author : Michael Gingold
ISBN : 1948221055
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American Culture In The 1940s

Author : Jacqueline Foertsch
ISBN : 9780748630349
Genre : History
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This book explores the major cultural forms of 1940s America - fiction and non-fiction; music and radio; film and theatre; serious and popular visual arts - and key texts, trends and figures, from Native Son to Citizen Kane, from Hiroshima to HUAC, and from Dr Seuss to Bob Hope. After discussing the dominant ideas that inform the 1940s the book culminates with a chapter on the 'culture of war'. Rather than splitting the decade at 1945, Jacqueline Foertsch argues persuasively that the 1940s should be taken as a whole, seeking out links between wartime and postwar American culture.

A Consumers Republic

Author : Lizabeth Cohen
ISBN : 9780307555366
Genre : History
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In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life. Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly outgrew its economic objectives and became synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the American Dream. Material goods came to embody the promise of America, and the power of consumers to purchase everything from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave rise to the power of citizens to purchase political influence and effect social change. Yet despite undeniable successes and unprecedented affluence, mass consumption also fostered economic inequality and the fracturing of society along gender, class, and racial lines. In charting the complex legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a bold, encompassing, and profoundly influential book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Good Luck Life

Author : Rosemary Gong
ISBN : 0061871486
Genre : Cooking
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Good Luck Life is the first book to explain the meanings of Chinese rituals and to offer advice on when and how to plan for Chinese holidays and special occasions such as Chinese weddings, the Red Egg and Ginger party to welcome a new baby, significant birthdays, and the inevitable funeral. Packed with practical information, Good Luck Life contains an abundance of facts, legends, foods, old-village recipes, and quick planning guides for Chinese New Year, Clear Brightness, Dragon Boat, Mid-Autumn, and many other festivals. Written with warmth and wit, Good Luck Life is beautifully designed as an easily accessible cultural guide that includes an explanation of the Lunar Calendar, tips on Chinese table etiquette for dining with confidence, and dos and don'ts from wise Auntie Lao, who recounts ancient Chinese beliefs and superstitions. This is your map for celebrating a good luck life.

Advertising Age The Principles Of Advertising And Marketing Communication At Work

Author : Esther Thorson
ISBN : 9781111528751
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is the perfect accompaniment to any of the Advertising and IMC advertising texts. It can serve as a standalone textbook for introductory courses as well. For instructors, it offers the opportunity to engage students theoretically and practically and in a cost-effective way. The emphasis on applying research and theory to practice is shown graphically through literally hundreds of examples and outside references. Students will find the book to be accessible and easy to understand while rigorous in its investigation of communication practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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