From the Declaration of Independence to the movie Babe, from the Amazon River to the film studio, from microscopic studies of the words making up myths and books to the large-scale forces of conquest, conversion, and globalization that drive history, Urban follows the clues to a startling revelation: "metaculture" makes the modern, entrepreneurial form of culture possible. In Urban s work we see how metaculture, in its relationship to newness, explains the peculiar shape of modern society and its institutions, from the prevalence of taste and choice to the processes of the public sph.
Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 The Once and Future Thing; 2 In Modern Time; 3 This Nation Will Rise Up; 4 This Is Ridiculous; 5 The Public Eye; 6 Inability to Foresee; Conclusion: The Answer and the Question; Notes; References; Index. Electronic reproduction.Available via World Wide Web.
- Dewey Decimal: 306
- Physical Description: 335 p.
- Edition Info: (electronic bk.)
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