Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance

Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance


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ISBN-13: 9781479806201
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 741,632
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Marilyn DeLaure is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of San Francisco. She has published essays on dance, civil rights rhetoric, and environmental activism.

Moritz Fink is a media scholar and author. He holds a doctoral degree in American Studies from the University of Munich.

Mark Dery is a cultural critic. His writings on media,
technology, pop culture, and American society have appeared in Artforum,
Cabinet, Elle, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone,
Salon, Spin, and Wired, among others. His books include Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of Signs, The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink, and Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century, which has been translated into eight languages. He edited the scholarly anthology
Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture. His latest book is the essay collection I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts.

Table of Contents

Foreword Mark Dery xi

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction Marilyn DcLaure Moritz Fink 1

Part I Definitions and Debates

1 Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of Signs Mark Dery 39

2 Pranking Rhetoric: "Culture Jamming" as Media Activism Christine Harold 62

3 The Faker as Producer: The Politics of Fabrication and the Three Orders of the Fake Marco Deseriis 91

4 Putting the "Jamming" into Culture Jamming: Theory, Praxis, and Cultural Production during the Arab Spring Mark LeVine 113

5 From Culture Jamming to Cultural Acupuncture Henry Jenkins 133

Part II Critical Case Studies

6 Radical Scavenging Revisited: Emile de Antonio and the Culture Jamming of Compilation Film Christof Decker 161

7 Never Mind the Bollocks: Shepard Fairey's Fight for Appropriation, Fair Use, and Free Culture Evelyn McDonnell 179

8 Facing: Image and Politics in JR's Global Street Art (2004-2012) Michael LeVan 201

9 Answering Back! Banksy's Street Art and the Power Relations of Public Space Benedikt Feiten 218

10 Co-Opting the Culture Jammers: The Guerrilla Marketing of Crispin Porter + Bogusky Michael Serazio 237

11 Culture Jamming in Prime Time: The Simpsons and the Tradition of Corporate Satire Moritz Fink 254

12 The Poetics of Ruptural Performance Tony Perucci 280

13 Turning Tricks: Culture Jamming and the Flash Mob Rebecca Walker 300

14 Memes, Movements, and Meteorology: Occupy Wall Street and New Mutations in Culture Jamming Jack Bratich 322

15 Jamming the Simulacrum: On Drones, Virtual Reality, and Real Wars Wazhmah Osman 348

16 Balaclavas and Putin: Pussy Riot, Carnivalesque Protest, and Political Culture Jamming in Russia Anna Baranchuk 365

Part III Culture Jammers' Studio

17 The Day I Killed Freedom of Expression Kembrew McLeod 393

18 Notes on the Economic Unconscious from a Billionaire for Bush Andrew Boyd 402

19 Artwork and Commentary The Guerrilla Girls 405

20 Using the Web to Organize and Promote Alternative Behaviors Xtine Burroagh 410

21 The Yes Men: An Interview Marilyn DeLaure 418

22 Networked Reality Flow Hacks Paolo Cirio 423

23 IOCOSE: Art, Authority, and Culture Jamming Paolo Ruffino Matteo Cremonesi Filippo Cuttica Davide Prati (IOCOSE) 427

24 "Say Yes": An Interview with Reverend Billy and Savitri D Marilyn DeLaure 433

About the Contributors 441

Index 449

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