Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge--And Why We Must
Culture Jam How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge--And Why We Must Author:Kalle Lasn America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way institutions wield power; the way television stations are run; and the way the food, fashion, automobi... more »le, sports, music, and culture industries set agendas. With a courageous and compelling voice, Lasn deconstructs the advertising culture and our fixation on icons and brand names. And he shows how to organize resistance against the power trust that manages the brands by "uncooling" consumer items, by "dermarketing" fashions and celebrities, and by breaking the "media trance" of our TV-addicted age.A powerful manifesto by a leading media activist, Culture Jam lays the foundations for the most significant social movement of the early twenty-first century -- a movement that can change the world and the way we think and live.« less
A fine summary of how public thinking is the target of operations by those who want to profit from widespread ignorance and patterned behavior. A useful summary of insights on which to build resistance. Author is a founder of Adbusters.