Pirate's Dilemma How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

ISBN-10: 141653220X

ISBN-13: 9781416532200

Edition: 2009

Authors: Matt Mason
List price: $18.99 Buy it from $3.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: It started with punk. Hip-hop, rave, graffiti, and gaming took it to another level, and now modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global at the same time.InThe Pirate's Dilemma,VICEmagazine's Matt Mason -- poised to become the Malcolm Gladwell of the iPod Generation -- brings the exuberance of a passionate music fan and the technological savvy of an IT wizard to the task of sorting through the changes brought about by the interface of pop culture and innovation. He charts the rise of various youth movements -- from pirate radio to remix culture -- and tracks their ripple effect throughout larger society. Mason brings a passion and a breadth of intelligence to questions such as the following: How did a male model who messed with disco records in the 1970s influence the way Boeing designs airplanes? Who was the nun who invented dance music, and how is her influence undermining capitalism as we know it? Did three high school kids who remixed Nazis into Smurfs in the 1980s change the future of the video game industry? Can hip-hop really bring about world peace? Each chapter crystallizes the idea behind one of these fringe movements and shows how it combined with technology to subvert old hierarchies and empower the individual.With great wit and insight -- and a cast of characters that includes such icons as the Ramones, Andy Warhol, Madonna, Russell Simmons, and 50 Cent -- Mason uncovers the trends that have transformed countercultural scenes into burgeoning global industries and movements, ultimately changing our way of life.

Used Starting from $11.42
New Starting from $17.22
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 5/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

MATT MASON is an award-winning writer, consultant, and entrepreneur based in New York City . He was the founding editor in chief of the underground fanzine RWD, which he helped grow into the U.K. 's number one urban music magazine and one of the world's leading urban music websites.

Intro: Enter the Lollipop
Punk Capitalism From D.I.Y. to Downloading Sneakers
The Tao of Pirates Sea Forts, Patent Trolls, and Why We Need Piracy
We Invented the Remix Cut-'n'-Paste Culture Creates Some New Common Ground
The Art of War Street Art, Branding, and the Battle for Public Space
Boundaries Disco Nuns, the Death of the Record Industry, and Our Open-Source Future
Real Talk How Hip-Hop Makes Billions and Could Bring About World Peace
Ethernomics Pillow Fights, Happy Slaps, and Other Memes That Leave a Mark
Outro: The Pirate's Dilemma: Changing the Game Theory
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×