Technology, Legality and Personality
By (author) Celia Lury
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Cultural Rights by Celia Lury
Book DescriptionCultural Rights aims to combine sociology of culture and cultural studies approaches to provide an innovative interpretation of contemporary culture. It develops Walter Benjamin's arguments on the effects of mechanical reproduction by seeing what has happened to originality and authenticity in postmodern culture. One aspect of this culture is that reproduction and simulation have become listless, so that distinguishing what is real from what is fabricated is a problem of daily life for everyone. Celia Lury establishes a clear framework for studying these matters by comparing a regime of cultural rights ordered by copyright, authorship and originality with one defined by trademark, branding and simulation. This move is illustrated through concise and accessible histories of three major cultural technologies - print, broadcasting and information technology - and the presentation of research into the contemporary culture industry. The gendered dimensions of this transformation are explored by looking at the significance of the category of women in the process of cultural reproduction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415031554
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-May-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Celia Lury
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First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Consumer Culture, Paperback (April 2011)
* Second edition of a popular and lively introduction to the nature and role of consumption in modern societies. * Includes new chapters on branding and the rise of ethical consumption. * Reveals the central role consumer culture plays in providing new ways of creating social and political identities.
Global Culture Industry, Paperback (March 2007)» View all books by Celia Lury
In the first half of the twentieth century, Theodor Adorno wrote about the 'culture industry'. For Adorno, culture too along with the products of factory labour was increasingly becoming a commodity. Now, in what they call the 'global culture industry', Scott Lash and Celia Lury argue that Adorno's worst nightmares have come true.
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