Download PDF by Marilyn DeLaure, Moritz Fink, Mark Dery: Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance

By Marilyn DeLaure, Moritz Fink, Mark Dery

A collaboration of political activism and participatory tradition looking to upend customer capitalism, together with interviews with The definite males, The Guerrilla ladies, between others. 
 
Coined within the Nineteen Eighties, “culture jamming” refers to an array of strategies deployed by way of activists to critique, subvert, and in a different way “jam” the workings of client tradition. starting from media hoaxes and ads parodies to flash mobs and highway paintings, those activities search to break the circulation of dominant, capitalistic messages that permeate our day-by-day lives. hired by way of Occupy Wall highway protesters and the Russian feminist punk band Pussy rebel alike, tradition jamming scrambles the sign, injects the unforeseen, and spurs audiences to imagine seriously and problem the prestige quo.                 

The essays, interviews, and artistic paintings assembled during this designated quantity discover the transferring contours of tradition jamming by means of plumbing its historical past, mapping its adjustments, checking out its strength, and assessing its efficacy. Revealing how tradition jamming is right away playful and politically transgressive, this obtainable assortment explores the measure to which tradition jamming has fulfilled its progressive goals. that includes unique essays from widespread media students discussing Banksy and Shepard Fairey, foundational texts resembling Mark Dery’s tradition jamming manifesto, and art by means of and interviews with noteworthy tradition jammers together with the Guerrilla women, The convinced males, and Reverend Billy, Culture Jamming makes an important contribution to our realizing of inventive resistance and participatory tradition.

Show description

Read Online or Download Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance PDF

Best human rights books

Download e-book for kindle: Political Violence and the International Community: by Kirsti Samuels

Are civil conflicts and coups d'etat issues of overseas problem, or questions of nationwide curiosity merely? How can the more and more universal perform of condemnation and intervention through the United countries and person States into occasions of utmost political violence be understood? Will civil clash at some point be thought of unlawful below foreign legislation, within the related manner as foreign struggle?

Read e-book online The Future of Human Rights Impact Assessments of Trade PDF

In an age of globalization, unfastened exchange may be synonymous with prosperity for all. but too usually, small farmers, indigenous peoples, individuals with HIV, and others are passed over of the image. This ebook proposes a brand new method to make unfastened alternate paintings for everybody. It examines how exchange pacts can profit humans, yet may also threaten their simple human rights to entry nutrition, drugs, and schooling, or to guard their cultural background.

Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law by Francesco Francioni, James Gordley PDF

The belief of cultural historical past as an 'international public sturdy' could be traced again to the Preamble of the 1954 Hague conference for the safety of Cultural estate within the occasion of Armed clash, in response to which "damage to cultural estate belonging to any humans whatever potential harm to the cultural background of all mankind".

Download PDF by A. Naomi Paik: Rightlessness : testimony and redress in U.S. prison camps

During this daring ebook, A. Naomi Paik grapples with the historical past of U. S. legal camps that experience restricted humans outdoor the limits of criminal and civil rights. faraway from the social and political groups that will warrantly basic criminal protections, those detainees are successfully rightless, stripped of the appropriate even to have rights.

Extra resources for Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance

Sample text

3. ” Photo by Alexander Kargaltsev. May 28, 2014. On the day of multinational energy giant Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting, the hashtag #AskChevron began trending on Twitter. ” The activist group Toxic Effect had paid to promote the hashtag on Twitter, seeking to draw attention to Chevron’s sordid record of environmental damage and malfeasance in Ecuador by inviting people to tweet their own questions to the corporation. ,” and “Can you tell me which country I should bribe & dump my toxins in?

The Adbusters Media Foundation, founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz, was on a mission to “break the spell that advertising has cast over our culture” and to protest the lack of democratic access to the mass media (Lasn and Schmalz 1989). ” The advertising-free Adbusters magazine featured parody ads and cultural critique and promoted anti-consumer campaigns like Buy Nothing Day and TV Turnoff Week. Circulation grew steadily through the 1990s, and the publication won Canada’s Magazine of the Year award in 1999.

Another signature feature of culture jamming is that it is artful, in both senses of the word: it is typically clever and cunning, and also exhibits creative skill. Culture jammers play with form, creating works that are aesthetically pleasing or arresting, whether in visual, aural, or performative registers. Billboard jammers, for instance, don’t just deface or obliterate commercial messages; rather, they execute clever visual or verbal puns. Many of Adbusters’ subvertisements over the years have been created by graphic designers and advertising industry artists—some of whom have jumped the corporate ship, and others who still work at ad agencies but moonlight as covert jammers—so the parody ads have the same professional quality as the originals they mimic.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 19 votes

admin