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The Resource Authenticity guaranteed : masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture, Sally Robinson

Authenticity guaranteed : masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture, Sally Robinson

Label
Authenticity guaranteed : masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture
Title
Authenticity guaranteed
Title remainder
masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture
Statement of responsibility
Sally Robinson
Title variation
Masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Americans love to hate consumerism. Scholars, intellectuals, musicians, and writers of all kinds take pleasure in complaining that consumer culture endangers the "real" things in life, including self-determination and individualism. In Authenticity Guaranteed, Sally Robinson brings to light the unacknowledged gender and class assumptions of anti-consumerist critique in the second half of the twentieth century. American anti-consumerism, despite its apparent complexity, takes a remarkably consistent and predictable narrative form. From the mid-century Organization Man to the millennial No Logo, anti-consumerist critique reinforces the gender order by insisting that authenticity is threatened, and masculine agency curtailed, by the feminizing forces of consumer culture. Robinson identifies a tradition of masculine protest and rebellion against feminization in iconic texts such as The Catcher in the Rye and Fight Club, as well as in critiques of postmodernism, academic denunciations of shopping, and a variety of other discourses that aim to diagnose what ails American consumer culture. This fresh and timely argument enters into conversation with a wide range of existing scholarship and opens up new questions for scholarly and political discussion\" -- From the publisher."
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
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Robinson, Sally
Dewey number
306.30973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.C6
LC item number
R628 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Masculinity
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Masculinity
  • United States
Label
Authenticity guaranteed : masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture, Sally Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Fantasies of authenticity : masculinity, feminization, and anti-consumerist critique -- Authentic individuals and organization men : masculine protest in the 1950s -- Shopping for the real : anti-consumerism and the gender politics of postmodern critique -- The real deal : fighting the feminizations of consumer culture -- To shop or not to shop : consumerist anti-consumerism and the production of guilty pleasure
Control code
1011543529
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781625343536
Lccn
2017050260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011543529
Label
Authenticity guaranteed : masculinity and the rhetoric of anti-consumerism in American culture, Sally Robinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Fantasies of authenticity : masculinity, feminization, and anti-consumerist critique -- Authentic individuals and organization men : masculine protest in the 1950s -- Shopping for the real : anti-consumerism and the gender politics of postmodern critique -- The real deal : fighting the feminizations of consumer culture -- To shop or not to shop : consumerist anti-consumerism and the production of guilty pleasure
Control code
1011543529
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781625343536
Lccn
2017050260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1011543529

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