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The Resource Against the machine : how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters, Lee Siegel

Against the machine : how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters, Lee Siegel

Label
Against the machine : how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters
Title
Against the machine
Title remainder
how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Lee Siegel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essayist Siegel is known for passionately arguing contrarian points of view, which is why he's the perfect person to write a critical book about the Web that has almost nothing to do with technology and everything to do with what it's doing to the people who use it. Siegel forces readers to radically rethink a familiar medium, arguing that the Web and complementary developments--from reality television to the emergence of business prophets like Malcolm Gladwell--are giving rise to a new and malevolent mass culture, an "electronic mob," that threatens to overwhelm long-held concepts of humanity, democracy, and the individual. In making this argument, Siegel offers up startling insights about all aspects of culture--from American Idol to futurism, film techniques to Internet dating--that reveal hidden connections and dilemmas, providing a fresh and provocative vision of how our world is changing.--From publisher description
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259521
Cataloging source
DLC
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siegel, Lee
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.S5484 2008b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Information technology
  • Cyberspace
  • Internet
  • Subculture
  • Popular culture
  • Computers and civilization
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
being human in the age of the electronic mob
Label
Against the machine : how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters, Lee Siegel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008 as a hardback ed. entitled: Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. "The world is all that is the case" -- 2. Bait and switch -- 3. The me is the message -- 4. The context of participatory culture -- 5. Down with popular culture -- 6. Participatory culture -- 7. A dream come true -- 8. Being there -- 9. The emperor's new modem
Control code
ocn232129620
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 182 p.
Isbn
9780385522663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034467
Label
Against the machine : how the web is reshaping culture and commerce--and why it matters, Lee Siegel
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008 as a hardback ed. entitled: Against the machine : being human in the age of the electronic mob
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. "The world is all that is the case" -- 2. Bait and switch -- 3. The me is the message -- 4. The context of participatory culture -- 5. Down with popular culture -- 6. Participatory culture -- 7. A dream come true -- 8. Being there -- 9. The emperor's new modem
Control code
ocn232129620
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
x, 182 p.
Isbn
9780385522663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034467

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