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OurSpace : resisting the corporate control of culture

Author: Christine Harold
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In OurSpace, Christine Harold examines the deployment and limitations of "culture jamming" by activists. These technologies defy repressive culture through parodies, hoaxes, and pranks. Among the examples of sabotage she analyzes are the spoofs of familiar ads in the magazine Adbusters and The Yes Men's impersonations of company spokespersons." "While these strategies are appealing, Harold argues that they are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Harold
ISBN: 9780816649549 0816649545 9780816649556 0816649553
OCLC Number: 76750973
Description: xxxiii, 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : the brand politics of consuming publics --
Detours and drifts : situationist international and the art of resistance --
Anti-logos : sabotaging the brand through parody --
Intermezzo : and now a word from our sponsors --
Pranks, rumors, hoaxes : "dressing up" and folding as rhetorical action --
Intermezzo : a sequel --
Pirates and hijackers : creative publics and the politics of "owned culture" --
Inventing publics : kairos and intellectual property law --
Conclusion : From private rights to common goods : OurSpace as a creative commons --
Notes --
Index.
Other Titles: Our space
Responsibility: Christine Harold.
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Abstract:

"In OurSpace, Christine Harold examines the deployment and limitations of "culture jamming" by activists. These technologies defy repressive culture through parodies, hoaxes, and pranks. Among the examples of sabotage she analyzes are the spoofs of familiar ads in the magazine Adbusters and The Yes Men's impersonations of company spokespersons." "While these strategies are appealing, Harold argues that they are severely limited in their ability to challenge capitalism. For Harold, it is a different type of opposition that offers a genuine alternative to corporate consumerism. Exploring the revolutionary Creative Commons movement, copyleft, and open source technology, she advocates a more inclusive approach to intellectual property that invites innovation and wider participation in the creative process."--Jacket.

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