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The Resource Capitalizing on culture : critical theory for cultural studies, Shane Gunster

Capitalizing on culture : critical theory for cultural studies, Shane Gunster

Label
Capitalizing on culture : critical theory for cultural studies
Title
Capitalizing on culture
Title remainder
critical theory for cultural studies
Statement of responsibility
Shane Gunster
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Building on the works of Theodor Adorno and Walter Benjamin, Capitalizing on Culture presents an exploration of critical theory in a cultural landscape dominated by capital. Despite the increasing prevalence of commodification as a dominant factor in the production, promotion, and consumption of most forms of mass culture, many in the cultural studies field have failed to engage systematically either with culture as commodity or with critical theory. Shane Gunster corrects that oversight, providing attentive readings of Adorno's and Benjamin's works in order to generate a complex, non-reductive theory of human experience that attends to the opportunities and dangers arising from the confluence of culture and economics." "Gunster juxtaposes Benjamin's thoughts on memory, experience, and capitalism with Adorno's critique of mass culture and modern aesthetics to illuminate the key position that the commodity form plays in each thinker's work and to invigorate the dialectical complexity their writings acquire when considered together. This blending of perspectives in subsequently used to ground a theoretical interrogation of the comparative failure of cultural studies to engage substantively with the effect of commodification upon cultural practices. As a result, Capitalizing on Culture offers a fresh examination of critical theory that will be valuable to scholars studying the intersection of culture and capitalism."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
PUL
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Gunster, Shane
Dewey number
306.4
Index
index present
LC call number
CB427
LC item number
.G85 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural spaces
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  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
Label
Capitalizing on culture : critical theory for cultural studies, Shane Gunster
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53822179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780802036933
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Capitalizing on culture : critical theory for cultural studies, Shane Gunster
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-337) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
53822179
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780802036933
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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