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Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice
     

Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice

by Andrew Ross
 

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In Real Love, Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores the vital connection between economic life and cultural expression. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses and abuses of genetics in the O.J. trial, from world scarcity to world music, Ross interrogates the cultural forms through which economic forces take

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In Real Love, Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores the vital connection between economic life and cultural expression. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses and abuses of genetics in the O.J. trial, from world scarcity to world music, Ross interrogates the cultural forms through which economic forces take their daily toll upon our communities and environment.
Examining the effects of debates about race, technology, ecology, and the arts on social and legal change, Ross focuses in particular on how demands for certain forms of cultural justice often go hand in hand with injustices of other sorts, and shows why cultural politics are a real and inescapable part of any argument for social change.

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Presenting a series of case studies rather than a compact theory, Ross (American studies, New York U.) explores cultural justice in terms of doing justice to culture, pursuing justice through cultural means, seeking justice for cultural claims, and other themes. Among his illustrations are labor in cyberspace, the response of reggae and rap music to changing economic conditions, O. J. Simpson and science, Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas' private parts, what people want from art, and the manufacturing of scarcity. The nine essays were delivered and published during the 1990s. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136285288
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
4 MB

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Patricia Williams
Andrew Ross, our irreverent de Tocqueville, is a sheer delight. Real Love assures his place as one of today's most incisive commentators about American culture.

Meet the Author

Andrew Ross is Professor and Director of the Graduate Programme in American Studies at New York University. His book include The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life, Strange Weather, and No Respect. He has also edited several collections, the latest of which is No Sweat: Fashion, Free Trade and the Rights of Garment Workers.

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