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Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity

Author: Hal Niedzviecki
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : City Lights Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hal Niedzviecki has a blunt message for the army of tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, bloggers, skateboard warriors, and anyone else walking around with the smug certainty that they are one of a kind: individuality is the new conformity." "Niedzviecki offers up a barrage of facts, observations, and arguments that point to the extinction of the non-conformist. His meditations touch on everything from designer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal Niedzviecki
ISBN: 9780872864535 0872864537 0872864448 9780872864443
OCLC Number: 62172743
Description: xviii, 259 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Mom, Dad, I've Got Something to Tell You ..." Discovering the New Conformity --
Who We Are Now --
Hello, I'm Special --
Alone Together --
(re)Creating the Individual: Pop-Culture Conformity --
Everyone's a Star --
Crowd Control --
The Paradox of Individuality --
"Who Else Is Me?" --
The Search for Home --
Rebellion? --
Extreme Behavior --
Revolution Redux --
Conclusion: On My Own at the End of the Road.
Responsibility: Hal Niedzviecki.
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