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Great book If you d like me to elaborate with a 1000 word review I accept both cash and personal checks A friend recommended this to me when I was complaining that it s ard to find good books on post war advertising and I m very glad e did I ve no interest at all in Frank s recent populist books but this is the one that benefits from that populism it was a dissertation and retains the mind numbing rigor needed by that form but it s very nicely written This book is an advertising classic that describes ow advertisers Ars poetica have taken what is cool which usually involves the trends of non conformity and rebellion and packaged it and re sold it to the non conformists Perfect example Evenippies shop for clothes that suit their fancy and at the beginning of the production line is managers that are picking apart the Decoding Air Travel hippie psyche and marketing to that demographic This concept which is refered to as co optation is not the only topic that is breached but all in all the book tells ofow cool Dragon's Curse (The Hearts of Dragons Book 1) (English Edition) has been interpreted and successfully adapted by advertisers to sell cool Not too long of a read about 250 pages but it covers the basics ofip consumerism A pretty fascinating work Frank explicates the relationship between advertisers and consumers during the 50 s through the 90 s as one of symbiosis many of the ad men capitalizing on cool were themselves part of the same generational cohort they were repackaging Keys to the Ultimate Freedom hip culture and selling it back to It s easy to think of marketing in explicitly cynical terms but Frank deftly points out an obvious truth that is easily overlooked when one discusses companies as though they were people that companies are not actual people but instead are comprised of them and that while the pursuit of capital is the ultimate goal of any company the ways and means whereby that goal is achieved and the extent to which it is pursued will vary depending upon the individuals in the organization Ad men were not robots and in some cases their attempts at marketing also served the dual purpose of being earnest attempts at creating artWith that said Frank apologizes a little too much for the earnestness of theip ad men Ultimately their purpose is still to appropriate outsider culture and repackage it as something attractive and toothless for the purpose of commodification The Conuest

OF COOL SERVES AS A COMPELLING 
Cool serves as a compelling at the playbook of the sympathetic contingent of the advertising industry useful as a warning But as an apologia for sympathetic contingent of the advertising industry useful as a warning But as an apologia for men and capitalism I Hollands Grimoire of Magickal Correspondences have no sympathy If you liked What s the Matter with Kansas do yourself a favor and read Conuest of Cool It s aell of a lot academic but you can see the seeds of so much of Frank s later work It als. While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the 1960s the revolution that shook American business during those boom years قصه‌های خوب برای بچه‌های خوب --- ۶ has gone largely unremarked In this fascinating and revealing study Thomas Frank showsow the youthful revolutionaries were joined and even anticipated by such unlikely allies as the advertising industry and the men's clothing businessThomas Frank is perhaps the most provocative young cultural critic of the moment Gerald Marzorati New York Times
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The Conuest of Cool Business Culture Counterculture and the Rise of Hip ConsumerismEr of love it was easy for advertisers to market to young people as with the Uncola campaign of 7Up because these people ad grown up speaking the same language as the advertisers themselvesFrank s use of sources does at times leave one wondering what might be left out of the picture did older conformist styles live longer in ads for laundry detergent say than for cars and soda pop But the argument presented is fascinating and worth considering for anyone interested in the cultural جامع التواریخ جلد 4 فهرست ها history of the United States Five Key Points1 Management and business capitalism in the 1960s underwent a counterculture revolution just as dramatic as that found in the streets Postwar American capitalism wasardly the unchanging and soulless machine imagined by countercultural leaders it was as dynamic a force in its own way as the revolutionary youth movements of the period undertaking dramatic transformations 62 Book examines co option of counterculture by business seeking to go beyond traditional vilification of it This book is an analysis of the forces and logic that make rebel youth cultures so attractive to corporate decision makers 73 A radical section of American businessmen saw the counterculture as a kindred spirit in their own attempts to revitalise society Many in American business imagined the counterculture not as an enemy to be undermined or a threat to consumer culture but as a Tug Hill Country hopeful sign a symbolic ally in their struggles against the mountains of dead weight procedure andierarchy 94 The capillaries of countercultural thought in business stretch into the 1950s with a turn against Dragon Ball Anime Comics, Vol. 2 hierarchy and towards creativity gradually becoming popular Even in the most complacent management literature of the fifties one findsarbingers of dissent and upheaval 215 Consumerism was able to remain such a powerful part of American society through its ability to
ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO SHOW DISSENT INCLUDING 
individuals to show dissent including towards consumerism No longer would Americans buy to fit in or impress the Joneses but to demonstrate that they were wise to the to fit in or impress the Joneses but to demonstrate that they were wise to the to express their revulsion with the artifice and conformity of consumerism Matthew Weiner owes Thomas Frank some serious royalties or if you What Well Leave Behind (Thirty-Eight, haven t watched all 8 seasons of Mad Men and want the Cliff s Notes just read this book Excellent account ofow capitalism commodified the counter culture and Thirty-Eight Days (Thirty-Eight, helped make rebellion an individualist market based activity It s a little over exhaustive which is probablyelpful for those who want all the nuances but for someone who doesn t need every detail it can come redundant in the middle but it s excellent and an extremely important document of the socialization of the American social appetite. Y with protest and an extended middle finger with a populist manifesto His voice is an exciting addition to the soporific public discourse of the late twentieth century T J Jackson Lears In These TimesAn invaluable argument for anyone who 8 1/2 has ever scoffed atand me down counterculture from the '60s A spirited and exhaustive analysis of the era's advertising Brad Wieners Wired MagazineTom Frank is not only old fashioned Health and Healing for African-Americans he's anti fashion with a place inis eart for that ultimate social faux pas leftist politics Roger Trilling Details. ,

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and advertising Not an easy but well worth it This book was written in the 1990s by a Gen Xer for Gen Xers a marketing demographic who were in their prime and ad an ax to grind with the always upwardly mobile yet oh so idealistic boomers It plays to all the chords of cynicism Xers felt towards boomers in The 1990s Preaching Antimaterialist Anticonsumer 1990s Preaching antimaterialist anticonsumer while sucking up all the while the younger cohorts got to experience the vicissitudes of downward mobility It as pitch perfect Gen X sensibility It is a serious book it covers the advertising industries 隠れていた宇宙 [Kakurete Ita Uchū] 2 hunt for theip demographic to sell to even if the The Sorcerers Soul hipsters pay lip service to idealism Hence the rise of anti advertising advertising A good book that while true about this aspect of the business cultureas a special appeal to my cynical generationIn all fairness I let out some angst against boomers in this post so ere are some lefty millennials bitching about Gen X This is a rare book where I ad a Satans Mistress hard time deciding between the academic and popularistory categories Are the two mutually exclusive Maybe not in this case I let the publisher decide for me the University of Chicago Press is undeniably an academic publisher The author is probably best known as the editor of The Baffler which is described on the back of the book as a cultural criticism journal His other accomplishments do seem confined to the area of journalism and commentary of current events but nevertheless this is a well researched work of What My Mother and I Dont Talk About history as well as an unusually entertaining readFrank s thesis with this book is fairly simple that the so called counter culture of the sixties far from being co opted by consumer culture was in fact intrinsically linked to it from the outset The values which this sub culture espoused were in fact anticipated within advertising culture by at least a decade and they meshed perfectly with the message of liberation through personal choice rather than mass action which advertisers used when targeting youth Frank observes that fantasies of rebellion liberation and outright revolution against the stultifying demands of mass society are commonplace within the mass cultural products of the United States even up to the time ofis writing 1997 and this Tagus the Night Horse (Beast Quest, he says comes from an attitude that started on Madison Avenue long before it reached Haight Ashbury Frank traces the development of this attitude in literary sources and memoirs of advertising executives who strove from the late 1950s onward to be theippest folks around and who challenged management theories that encouraged conformity for the simple reason that conformity didn t sell By the time of the summ. Ook ReviewAn indispensable survival guide for any modern consumer Publishers Weekly starred reviewFrank makes an ironclad case not only that the advertising industry cunningly turned the countercultural rhetoric of revolution into a rallying cry to buy stuff but that the process itself actually predated any actual counterculture to exploit Geoff Pevere Toronto Globe and Mail The Conuest of Cool Love Beyond Limits (Among the Fair Magnolias) helps us understand why throughout the last third of the twentieth century Americansave increasingly confused gentility with conformity iron. .

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