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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 573–602.
Published: 01 September 2011
... obscured by the commodity form. As an attempt to transform complicitous consumption into ethical consumerism, an emergent discourse of postconsumerism privileges commodities that dare tell their stories. Postconsumerism offers the promise of helping the poor or saving the planet by buying things; it marks...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 461–482.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on gratifications research . London: Sage. Buck-Morss, S. 1992 . Aesthetics and anaesthetics: Walter Benjamin's artwork essay reconsidered . October , no. 62 : 3 -41. Campbell, C. 1987 . The romantic ethic and the spirit of modern consumerism . Oxford: Basil Blackwell. Carmeli, Y. S., and K...
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Public Culture (2009) 21 (3): 623–624.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., San Diego. He is the author of Domesticating the World: African Consumerism and the Genealogies of Globalization (2008). His current work addresses vio­ lence and the politicization of identity in Kenya. He is also writing on the inter­...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 413–414.
Published: 01 September 2007
... between consumerism and the solemn single-mindedness that is routinely invoked by nationalist and religious zealots. Frosh discusses the tension between consumerism as a form of adhesion to national interest and as a rupture in the very framing of the common good in the face of a chronic state...
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Public Culture (1992) 4 (2): 47–65.
Published: 01 May 1992
... if not impossible today to deny the force of postsaucturalist arguments against historicism.20 Yet a heralding of the death of history in the name of postmodernity and/or of a consumerism that consumes,even its own analyst, seems premature and disabling. Premature, because the hold...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 573–581.
Published: 01 September 2008
... and consumerism. Spectacle is the face, the avatar, the image of capital. Its “totalizing closure” seems unavoidable. So what is to be done? What should we do with these fetish concepts? I do not imagine that they are open to any straightforward demystifying tactics, to any ruthless critique...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (2): 375–409.
Published: 01 May 2000
...-based societies, the intensification of consumerism, and global cultural homogenization as though they were all part of the same problematic. Indeed, all these elements seem in various ways to characterize our experience of the current era. Yet their connec- tions remain obscure. There is little...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 195–198.
Published: 01 January 1993
... realism" (in Michael Schudson's admirable phrase) and "socialist realism" are always playing hide-and-seek with one another. For many Indian consumers, therefore, personal and collective sentiments, nationalism and consumerism, patriotism and love for one's family, are constantly...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 309–331.
Published: 01 May 2010
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 1989
... International. They indicate one of the significant possibilities for transna- tional symbolism, the celebrity with a conscience. They seem to prove that the affair between humanitarianism and consumerism can work. But how does that arrangement operate? The diversity in style and the unity...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Press. Sturken, Marita. 2007. Tourists of History: Memory, Kitsch, and Consumerism from Oklahoma City to Ground Zero. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Szanto, Andras, ed. 2007. What Orwell Didn’t Know: Propaganda and the New...
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Public Culture (1988) 1 (1): 62–64.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., Through Our Eyes: Popular Art and Modern History. Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1987. Burger, Christa. "The Disappearance of Art: The Postmodern Debate in the U.S." Telos 68 (Summer 1986). Campbell, Colin. The Romantic Ethic and The Spirit of Modern Consumerism. Basil Blackwell...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): i–iii.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and consumerism. * Cornel West, "Michael Harrington, Socialist," The Nation, January 8/15, 1990, Vol. 250. NO.2, pp. 59-61. ...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 409–418.
Published: 01 September 2015
... always voiced concern about the value of their marketing budgets. In the 1920s, advertising executives turned to consumer research to quell skeptics ( Chambers 2008 ). In the 1960s, agencies aligned themselves with countercultural movements to manage widespread criticism of mass consumerism ( Frank 1998...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 9–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of the Bookshelves book collecting consumerism interior decoration library nostalgia 2016 A more familiar, “homely” variant of the nostalgic library is that longtime staple of the bourgeois household indexing its level of cultivation: outdated Encyclopaedia Britannica, Harvard Classics...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 483–498.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of consumption, not only rebelliously undermining rigid, “old” bour- geois, hierarchical assumptions that spending power, good taste, and class must be mutually dependent (through its celebration of minimalism and functionality for all), but also mediating between crass consumerism (getting as much as one...
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Public Culture (1991) 3 (2): 165–168.
Published: 01 May 1991
...; consumerism, advertis- ing. RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS: “Maintaining Cultural Boundaries in Retail- ing: How Japanese Department Stores Domesticate ‘ThingsForeign Modern Aim Studies, in press. “A Depaato From the Top Down,” Business Tokyo. “Japan’s De- partment Stores: Selling...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 333–368.
Published: 01 May 2010
... we wit- ness, to use William Mazzarella’s handy term, a globalizing of consumerism.6 We know that media flows are critical to restructuring regimes of global capital; beyond Fordism, in the dispersed production pattern that David Harvey names “flexible accumulation,” the media effectively...
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Public Culture (1990) 2 (2): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
... national settings; (3) the tension between technological uniformity in the development of alternative moderni- ties and the cultural diversities that characterize both producers and audiences within their reach; (4) the relationship between transnational forms of hedonism and consumerism...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 May 2001