NASCAR, Sturgis, and the New Economy of Spectacle

NASCAR, Sturgis, and the New Economy of Spectacle

by Daniel Krier, William J. Swart


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608468355
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Studies in Critical Social Sciences Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daniel Krier (Ph.D. Kansas) is associate professor of Sociology at Iowa State University. His writings on critical theory and political economy include Speculative Capitalism: Stock Market Power and Corporate Change (W.H. Freeman & Co., 2005) and the co-edited volume Capitalism’s Future: Alienation, Emancipation and Critique (Brill 2016).

William J. Swart (PhD Kansas) is professor of Sociology and Director of the Civitas Honors Program at Augustana University. His articles on critical theory, social movements and identities have appeared in The Sociological Quarterly, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, and Critical Sociology.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

1. A Historical Sociology of Spectacle: Economics and the Changing Modalities of the Carnivalesque
2. Economies of Spectacle and Micro-Primitive Accumulation: A Tale of Two Cities
3. The Structure of Economies of Spectacle
4. Paying to See: Spectator Markets, the Outlaw Biker Legend and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
5. Paying to be Seen: Sponsorship Markets, Branding and the Management of Legends
6. Paying to be Seen Enjoying: Trophy Markets, Display and Surplus Enjoyment
7. Dark Spectacle: Authoritarianism and the Aestheticization of Economics
8. The Future of Economic Spectacles: Virtual Augmentation and the Dialects of Aura


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