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10 thoughts on “Ad Nauseam A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture

  1. says:

    This is my book I just want to point out that an index to the book is downloadable here There's no index in the book so I created a makeshift one myself


  2. says:

    This book is essentially a collection of articles from Stay Free magazine The book breaks down America's consumer culture into a few categories and presents articles and stories related to that subject Some of them are about the history of advertising some of them are about how advertisers view consumers and others cover different subjects The articles present a new way of looking at the consumer culture that we are steeped in every day The authors don't present many options for combating this culture but do have a list of organizations and groups that are trying to fight back against the constant onslaught of advertising It's informative but probably nothing new if you have read this magazine or have been interested in the movement for a while


  3. says:

    Not a bad book but a book with very little new to say If you read Adbusters if you know who Kalle Lasn is if you've ever been to a media criticism website then you know the content of this book But if you are new to this sort of study this book may have some interesting ground level information


  4. says:

    This is either a pretty interesting book about advertising and consumer culture or an elaborate piece of pr propaganda to promote the movie idiocracy In any case it's pretty good


  5. says:

    There were parts of this book that were incredibly fascinating I wish they would update it with some new research dealing with social networking


  6. says:

    This is my book So I you know love it


  7. says:

    Laughable The book isn't really a guide at all It is a collection of articles mostly from Stay Free about consumer culture The book reminds me of the girl screaming Everything Matters in the movie SFW or Winona Ryder's character in Reality Bites The book rallies against advertising and marketing's hold on the modern word but does so through the same devices and logic of advertising The book makes some wild claims and never provides supporting information for example restaurants stopped supplying water because Coca Cola convinced them to upsell soda They show that Olive Garden did try this but that's one chain restaurant They do claim the main reason is due to water shortages but that's not as interesting as a story about Coke wait isn't this the exact thing the book complains mainstream media does too well The editors relish their adolescent outlook on the world and the lengths they go to in order to fight the system There's a section on pranks that would appeal to any 13 year old boy regardless if they want to fight the system or just cause trouble There are a few articles in the book that are interesting and they are from guest writers or interview subjects There's a short piece by David Cross on going to a celebrity Nike warehouse the article How to Yell You're a Details Reader from the editor that was originally published in Escandalo and an interview with James Twitchell and Sut Jhally Other than these three articles there's very little in this books that was worth reading There are better histories of advertising out there and Adbusters and several sites on the internet have mature and thought provoking criticisms of the advertising industry


  8. says:

    Interesting Ads are even pervasive than I'd thought which is saying something


  9. says:

    This is a book about the advertising industry not community including its history and the psychology behind advertising It has uite a few visuals and examples of ads which make the essays much easier to follow especially when the progression of ads is being depicted The format is like a series of essays than a research book Sometimes this is a plus as it allows topics to be covered Also if you find a certain topic boring it changes within a couple of pages Unfortunately if you find an engaging topic it also ends rather uickly without much additional research or explanation I found the history parts a little dry but most of the stories were really interesting I would recommend it


  10. says:

    Evidently American culture is so embedded in us that it causes all kinds of problems for us and we start to believe that what we see on TV and in the movie theater and on the computer is real and dictate our lives like that One thing I will say that I think has affected me from this culture is that I tend to think subliminally now I've analyzed this culture so much in terms of reading and movies anyway that I tend to think my way around it and have developed some very real worlds that are based on what I read I guess this is where my creative genius lies but maybe I'm too creative for my own good?


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Ad Nauseam A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture

Free download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Carrie McLaren

David Cross The Onion's Joe Garden The New York Times's Julie Scelfo and others discuss everything from why the TV program CSI affects jury selection to the methods by which market researchers stalk shoppers to how advertising strategy is like dog training The result is an entertaining and eye opening account of the many ways consumer culture continues to pervade and transform American lif. Interesting Ads are even pervasive than I'd thought which is saying something

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With the style and irreverence of Vice magazine and the critiue of the corporatocracy that made Naomi Klein's No Logo a global hit the cult magazine Stay Free long considered the Adbusters of the United States is finally offering a compendium of new and previously published material on the impact of consumer culture on our lives The book uestions in the broadest sense what happens to human. This is my book I just want to point out that an index to the book is downloadable here There's no index in the book so I created a makeshift one myself

Free download ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ã Carrie McLaren

Beings when their brains are constantly assaulted by advertising and corporate messages Most people assert that advertising is easily ignored and doesn't have any effect on them or their decision making but Ad Nauseam shows that consumer pop culture does take its tollIn an engaging accessible and graphically appealing style Carrie McLaren and Jason Torchinsky as well as contributors such as. There were parts of this book that were incredibly fascinating I wish they would update it with some new research dealing with social networking

  • Paperback
  • 368
  • Ad Nauseam A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture
  • Carrie McLaren
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780865479876