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The Resource Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings

Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings

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Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world
Title
Age of icons
Title remainder
exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
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Author
Editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the age of icons, major iconic figures play an ever-increasing role in political life. In emotionally charged and contradictory ways, contemporary icons convey boundless faith in a better world under construction while simultaneously embracing the status quo, lashing out at the ills of global capitalism, while at the same time representing and defending its triumphant possibilities and inevitable forward march. Today's icons offer the promise of limitless change without changing the limits of existing society, which is central to their popularity as well as to their defining contradiction: Western icons conduct widely celebrated superhuman feats with only modest, pragmatic outcomes
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NLC
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1975-
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  • Fridell, Gavin
  • Konings, Martijn
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  • Social change
  • Celebrities
  • Celebrities
  • Philanthropists
  • Capitalism
  • Neoliberalism
Label
Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Introduction: Neoliberal Capitalism as the Age of Icons Martijn Konings (University of Sydney, Political Economy) and Gavin Fridell (Saint Mary's University, Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies) Chapter One: Humanitarian Heroes? Ilan Kapoor (York University, Environmental Studies) Chapter Two: The 'Oprah Effect': The Ideological Work of Neoliberalism Janice Peck (University of Colorado Boulder, Journalism and Mass Communication) Chapter Three: Celebritus Politicus, Neo-liberal Sustainabilities and the Terrains of Care Mike Goodman (King's College London, Geography) Chapter Four: Al Gore as Carbon Warrior: The Politics of Inaction Kate Ervine (Trent University, Politics) Chapter Five: (Product) RED: Glam-Aid, Consumer Citizens and the Colonization of Governance Colleen O'Manique (Trent University, Gender and Women's Studies) and Momin Rahman (Trent University, Sociology) Chapter Six: Cosmopolitanism Reinvented: Neoliberal Globalization and Thomas Friedman Feyzi Baban (Trent University, Politics) Chapter Seven: Governance Fantasies: Joseph Stiglitz and the Citizen-Bureaucrat Gavin Fridell (Saint Mary's University, Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies) Bibliography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-214)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Al Gore as carbon warrior : the politics of inaction
  • Kate Ervine
  • RED : glam aid, consumer citizens, and the colonization of governance
  • Colleen O' Manique and Momin Rahman
  • Cosmopolitanism reinvented : neoliberal globalization and Thomas Friedman
  • Feyzi Baban
  • Governance fantasies : Joseph Stiglitz and the citizen-bureaucrat
  • Gavin Fridell
  • Introduction: Neoliberal capitalism as the age of icons
  • Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
  • Humanitarians heroes?
  • Ilan Kapoor
  • The "Oprah effect" : the ideological work of neoliberalism
  • Janice Peck
  • Celebritus politicus, neoliberal sustainabilities, and the terrains of care
  • Michael K. Goodman
Control code
1199146377510302021
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781442612037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Age of icons : exploring philanthrocapitalism in the contemporary world, edited by Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
Publication
Note
Introduction: Neoliberal Capitalism as the Age of Icons Martijn Konings (University of Sydney, Political Economy) and Gavin Fridell (Saint Mary's University, Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies) Chapter One: Humanitarian Heroes? Ilan Kapoor (York University, Environmental Studies) Chapter Two: The 'Oprah Effect': The Ideological Work of Neoliberalism Janice Peck (University of Colorado Boulder, Journalism and Mass Communication) Chapter Three: Celebritus Politicus, Neo-liberal Sustainabilities and the Terrains of Care Mike Goodman (King's College London, Geography) Chapter Four: Al Gore as Carbon Warrior: The Politics of Inaction Kate Ervine (Trent University, Politics) Chapter Five: (Product) RED: Glam-Aid, Consumer Citizens and the Colonization of Governance Colleen O'Manique (Trent University, Gender and Women's Studies) and Momin Rahman (Trent University, Sociology) Chapter Six: Cosmopolitanism Reinvented: Neoliberal Globalization and Thomas Friedman Feyzi Baban (Trent University, Politics) Chapter Seven: Governance Fantasies: Joseph Stiglitz and the Citizen-Bureaucrat Gavin Fridell (Saint Mary's University, Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies) Bibliography
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-214)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Al Gore as carbon warrior : the politics of inaction
  • Kate Ervine
  • RED : glam aid, consumer citizens, and the colonization of governance
  • Colleen O' Manique and Momin Rahman
  • Cosmopolitanism reinvented : neoliberal globalization and Thomas Friedman
  • Feyzi Baban
  • Governance fantasies : Joseph Stiglitz and the citizen-bureaucrat
  • Gavin Fridell
  • Introduction: Neoliberal capitalism as the age of icons
  • Gavin Fridell and Martijn Konings
  • Humanitarians heroes?
  • Ilan Kapoor
  • The "Oprah effect" : the ideological work of neoliberalism
  • Janice Peck
  • Celebritus politicus, neoliberal sustainabilities, and the terrains of care
  • Michael K. Goodman
Control code
1199146377510302021
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 214 p.
Isbn
9781442612037
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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