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The Resource Gargantua : manufactured mass culture, Julian Stallabrass

Gargantua : manufactured mass culture, Julian Stallabrass

Label
Gargantua : manufactured mass culture
Title
Gargantua
Title remainder
manufactured mass culture
Statement of responsibility
Julian Stallabrass
Title variation
Manufactured mass culture
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this brilliant polemic on visual mass culture, Julian Stallabrass argues that culture's status as a commodity is the most important thing about it. He shows how the consistent and unifying capitalist ideology of mass culture leads to an increasingly homogeneous identity among its consumers. Even in radical and marginal activities, like graffiti writing, there can be seen the tyranny of the brand name and the reduction of the individual to a cipher." "Starting with an analysis of subjects which concern specific groups - amateur photography, computer games and cyberspace - Stallabrass works out to wider aspects of the culture which affect everybody, including cars, shopping and television." "Gargantua raises profound questions about the nature and direction of mass culture. It challenges postmodern theory's attachment to subjectivity, indeterminacy and political indifference. If manufactured subjectivities are always shot through with the objective, then they may not be merely part of the colourful but meaningless postmodern smorgasbord, but an accurate reflection of our current cultural situation, and a map showing paths beyond it."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IXA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stallabrass, Julian
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Popular culture
  • Mass society
  • Mass production
  • Visual communication
Label
Gargantua : manufactured mass culture, Julian Stallabrass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) 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
35194091
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781859849415
Lccn
gb 96084946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Gargantua : manufactured mass culture, Julian Stallabrass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) 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
35194091
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781859849415
Lccn
gb 96084946
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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