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Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things - Scott Lash and Celia Lury

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In the first half of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno wrote about the 'culture industry'. For Adorno, culture too along with the products of factory labour was increasingly becoming a commodity. Now, in what they call the 'global culture industry', Scott Lash and Celia Lury argue that Adorno's worst nightmares have come true. Their book tells the compelling story of how material objects such as watches and sportswear have become powerful cultural symbols, and how the production of symbols, in the form of globally recognized brands, has now become a central goal of capitalism. Global Culture Industry provides an empirically and theoretically rich examination of the ways in which these objects - from Nike shoes to Toy Story, from global football to conceptual art - metamorphose and move across national borders. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social sciences.

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Author(s):
Scott Lash and Celia Lury
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm
Edition:
2007 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0745624839
ISBN-13:
9780745624839
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Polity
Title:
Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things

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In the first half of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno wrote about the 'culture industry'. For Adorno, culture too along with the products of factory labour was increasingly becoming a commodity. Now, in what they call the 'global culture industry', Scott Lash and Celia Lury argue that Adorno's worst nightmares have come true. Their book tells the compelling story of how material objects such as watches and sportswear have become powerful cultural symbols, and how the production of symbols, in the form of globally recognized brands, has now become a central goal of capitalism. Global Culture Industry provides an empirically and theoretically rich examination of the ways in which these objects - from Nike shoes to Toy Story, from global football to conceptual art - metamorphose and move across national borders. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social sciences.

Author(s):
Scott Lash and Celia Lury
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
23 x 15 cm
Edition:
2007 Edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0745624839
ISBN-13:
9780745624839
Number of pages:
240
Publisher:
Polity
Title:
Global Culture Industry: The Mediation of Things

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