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The Resource Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings

Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings

Label
Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world
Title
Age of icons
Title remainder
exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the age of icons, major iconic figures play an ever-increasing role in political life. In emotionally charged and contradictory ways, contemporary icons convey boundless faith in a better world under construction while simultaneously embracing the status quo, lashing out at the ills of global capitalism, while at the same time representing and defending its triumphant possibilities and inevitable forward march. Today's icons offer the promise of limitless change without changing the limits of existing society, which is central to their popularity as well as to their defining contradiction: Western icons conduct widely celebrated superhuman feats with only modest, pragmatic outcomes."
Dewey number
361.7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
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  • Fridell, Gavin,
  • Konings, Martijn
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  • Social change
  • Celebrities
  • Celebrities
  • Philanthropists
  • Capitalism
  • Neoliberalism
Label
Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-214) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"In the age of icons, major iconic figures play an ever-increasing role in political life. In emotionally charged and contradictory ways, contemporary icons convey boundless faith in a better world under construction while simultaneously embracing the status quo, lashing out at the ills of global capitalism, while at the same time representing and defending its triumphant possibilities and inevitable forward march. Today's icons offer the promise of limitless change without changing the limits of existing society, which is central to their popularity as well as to their defining contradiction: Western icons conduct widely celebrated superhuman feats with only modest, pragmatic outcomes."
Control code
ocn865579220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696228
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865579220
Label
Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-214) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"In the age of icons, major iconic figures play an ever-increasing role in political life. In emotionally charged and contradictory ways, contemporary icons convey boundless faith in a better world under construction while simultaneously embracing the status quo, lashing out at the ills of global capitalism, while at the same time representing and defending its triumphant possibilities and inevitable forward march. Today's icons offer the promise of limitless change without changing the limits of existing society, which is central to their popularity as well as to their defining contradiction: Western icons conduct widely celebrated superhuman feats with only modest, pragmatic outcomes."
Control code
ocn865579220
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 214 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696228
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865579220

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