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Rushkoff, Douglas
Life inc : how corporatism conquered the world, and how we can take it back / Douglas Rushkoff
Alternate Title Life incorporated
How corporatism conquered the world, and how we can take it back
Trade pbk. ed
New York : Random House, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BJ1581.2 .R865 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Conduct of life
Communities
Materialism
Consumption (Economics)
Marketing
Corporate state
Physical Description xxv, 347 p. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [317]-331) and index
"Now includes, "The Life Inc Guide to Reclaiming the Value You Create""--from cover
Contents Your money or your life : a lesson on the front stoop -- Once removed : the corporate life-form: charters and the disconnect from commerce -- Mistaking the map for the territory: colonialism and the disconnect from place -- The ownership society: real estate and the disconnect from home -- Individually wrapped: public relations and the disconnect from one another -- You, you're the one: consumer empowerment and the disconnect from choice -- To whom credit is due: self-interest and the disconnect from currency -- From ecology to economy: big business and the disconnect from value -- No returns: how resistance disconnects us even further -- Here and now: the opportunity to reconnect
Summary Cultural theorist Rushkoff reveals how corporations have come to dominate all aspects of life--including our inner lives--and what to do about it. In tracing the roots of corporatism from the Renaissance to today, Rushkoff reveals the way it supplanted social interaction and local commerce and came to be regarded as a pre-existing condition of our world

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