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Life inc. : how the world became a corporation and how to take it back

Author: Douglas Rushkoff
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this captivating book, cultural theorist Rushkoff reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life--including our inner lives--and what to do about it. In tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, Rushkoff reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a pre-existing condition of our world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Rushkoff
ISBN: 9781400066896 1400066891
OCLC Number: 251202167
Description: xxv, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Your money or your life : a lesson on the front stoop --
Once removed : the corporate life-form --
Charters and the disconnect from commerce --
Mistaking the map for the territory --
Colonialism and the disconnect from place --
The ownership society --
Real estate and the disconnect from home --
Individually wrapped --
Public relations and the disconnect from one another --
You, you're the one --
Consumer empowerment and the disconnect from choice --
To whom credit is due --
Self-interest and the disconnect from currency --
From ecology to economy --
Big business and the disconnect from value --
No returns --
How resistance disconnects us even further --
Here and now --
The opportunity to reconnect.
Other Titles: Life incorporated
Responsibility: Douglas Rushkoff.

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In this captivating book, cultural theorist Rushkoff reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life--including our inner lives--and what to do about it. In tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, Rushkoff reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a pre-existing condition of our world.

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