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Latham, Rob

Consuming Youth - Vampires, Cyborgs & the Culture of Consumption

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Argues that recent images of vampires and cyborgs, as fusions of technology and desire and as metaphors in the realm of commerce, reveal the opposing themes of empowerment and exploitation that characterize the youth-consumer system.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
List of Illustrations
vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction The Cybernetic Vampire of Consumer Youth Culture 1(2)
The Factory of the Code
3(7)
Fordism, Post-Fordism, and Youth
10(9)
Consuming Youth
19(7)
Youth Fetishism: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld
26(44)
The Dual Metaphorics of Consumer Vampirism
26(11)
The Trauma of Consumption
37(5)
Vidkids Go Malling
42(13)
Teen Idols, Fashion Victims, and Proletarian Shoppers
55(15)
Dreams of Social Flying: The Yuppie-Slacker Dialectric
70(26)
Morbid Economics
70(8)
The Phenomenology of Unbridled Consumption
78(7)
Punk Nihilists and Donner Party Barbies
85(11)
Voracious Androgynes: The Vampire Lestat on MTV
96(42)
Insatiable Narcissism
96(15)
The Consuming Hungers of Ziggy Stardust
111(12)
Two Queer Nations
123(15)
Microserfing the Third Wave: The Dark Side of the Sunrise Industries
138(42)
Postindustrialism and ``Flexible`` Capitalism
138(13)
Homebrews and Burnouts in Silicon Valley
151(16)
Modular Selves and Posthuman Consumers
167(13)
Fast Sofas and Cyborg Couch Potatoes: Generation X on the Infobahn
180(36)
Couch Commandos versus Zombie Systems
180(8)
Bar-Coding Digital Youth
188(7)
On the Road and on the Screen
195(6)
Information Road Narratives
201(15)
Teenage Mutant Cyborg Vampires: Consumption As Prosthesis
216(47)
Hacking the Codez of Degital Capitalism
216(7)
Cyberpunks and Technopagans
223(14)
Live-Wired Teen Idols and Pretty Boy Crossovers
237(14)
Decadent Utopias of Hyperconsumerism
251(12)
Notes 263(42)
Index 305
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Paperback / softback
312 pagina's
Januari 2002
454 gram
222 x 152 x 19 mm
University of Chicago Press us

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