Cover of: Capital, Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture | Nick Heffernan

Capital, Class and Technology in Contemporary American Culture

Projecting Post-Fordism
  • 250 Pages
  • 1.82 MB
  • English
Pluto Press
Cultural studies, POLITICS & GOVERNMENT, Sociology - General, Social Science, Popular Culture - General, United States, Sociology, USA, Social aspects, Economic Conditions, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Sociology - Social Theory, Literary Criticism & Collections / American, 1980-, Capitalism, Postmodernism, Social change, Social condi
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Open LibraryOL7955198M
ISBN 100745311040
ISBN 139780745311043

Book Description: In the tradition of Mike Davis and Fredric Jameson, Nick Heffernan engages in a series of meditations on capital, class and technology in contemporary America. He turns to the stories we generate and tell ourselves – via fiction, film journalism, theory – to see how change is registered.

Since Capital & Class has been the main, peer-reviewed, independent source for a Marxist critique of global capitalism. Pioneering key debates on value theory, domestic labour, and the state, it reaches out into the labour, trade union, anti-racist. The notion of culture, and American culture, creates a focus and exploration into what it means to be an American.

Cultural diversity, multiculturalism, racism, cultural sensitivity and political correctness add to the plethora of considerations in determining what this culture is. American culture comprises a pattern of real cultural diversity. Americans/American Culture To help you compare and contrast what you observe of American culture and your own, mark the similarities and differences between your culture and what you have read about in this book.

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Wind, water, and animal power, with their limitations of place and capacity, were supplemented and then replaced by the steam engine, which went on to power the. Class culture and cultural capital It is not a modern term, but is a form of social transformation.

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One of these forms is cultural capital, a concept originating with the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu (). He argued that cultural capital greatly facilities inequality, in part because the elite classes determine which forms of cultural capital are “legitimate” and if mastered, enhance one’s social mobility.

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Inthe American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen published the classic polemic The Theory of the Leisure Class. Veblen’s book. Astronaut Images / Getty Images Cultural capital also exists in an objectified refers to the material objects individuals own that might relate to their educational pursuits (books and computers), jobs (tools and equipment), clothing and accessories, the durable goods in their homes (furniture, appliances, decorative items), and even the food they purchase and prepare.

Popularly speaking, being cultured means being well‐educated, knowledgeable of the arts, stylish, and well‐ culture—generally pursued by the upper class—refers to classical music, theater, fine arts, and other sophisticated s of the upper class can pursue high art because they have cultural capital, which means the professional credentials, education.

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