Life Inc How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back

ISBN-10: 0812978501
ISBN-13: 9780812978506
Edition: N/A
Authors: Douglas Rushkoff
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Douglas Rushkoff was born on February 18, 1961. After graduating from Princeton University he received an MFA in Directing from California Institute of the Arts. He has written numerous magazine columns on topics including cyberculture and has been aired on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's All Things Considered and published in The New York Times and Time magazine. Rushkoff has taught at the MaybeLogic Academy, NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, and the Esalen Institute, and he teaches media studies at the New School University. Rushkoff lectures around the world about media, art, society, and change at conferences and universities. He consults to museums, governments, synagogues, churches, universities, and companies on new media arts and ethics. Rushkoff won the first Neil Postman award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity. He is on the Boards of the Media Ecology Association, The Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, Technorealism, The National Association for Media Literacy Education, MeetUp.com, and Hyperwords. His bestselling books include graphic novels, Cyberia, Media Virus, Playing the Future, Nothing Sacred: The Truth about Judaism, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out, Coercion, and Life Inc.

Introduction: Your Money or your Life: A Lesson on the Front Stoop
Once Removed: The Corporate Life-Form
Charters and the Disconnect from Commerce
Mistaking the Map for the Territory
Colonialism and the Disconnect from Place
The Ownership Society
Real Estate and the Disconnect from Home
Individually Wrapped
Public Relations and the Disconnect from One Another
You, You're the One
Consumer Empowerment and the Disconnect from Choice
To whom Credit is Due
Self-Interest and the Disconnect from Currency
From Ecology to Economy
Big Business and the Disconnect from Value
No Returns
How Resistance Disconnects us Even Further
Here and Now
The Opportunity to Reconnect
But Wait: There's more
The Life Inc Guide to Reclaiming the Value you Create
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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