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Transformations : identity construction in contemporary culture

Author: Grant David McCracken
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
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"Self reinvention has become a preoccupation of contemporary culture. In the last decade, Hollywood made a 500-million-dollar bet on this idea with movies such asMultiplicity, Fight Club, eXistenZandCatch Me If You Can. Self reinvention marks the careers of Madonna, Ani DiFranco, Martha Stewart, and Robin Williams. The Nike ads of LeBron James, the experiments of New Age spirituality, the mores of contemporary teen  Read more...
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McCracken, Grant David, 1951-
Transformations.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)607849510
Online version:
McCracken, Grant David, 1951-
Transformations.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609243348
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grant David McCracken
ISBN: 9780253350725 0253350727 9780253219572 0253219574
OCLC Number: 171049097
Description: xxv, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Self-transformation in a popular culture --
Traditional transformations --
Status transformations --
Modern transformations --
Postmodern transformations.
Responsibility: Grant McCracken.
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