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Cool Capitalism


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction - On 'Cool'
1. The Spirits of Capitalism
2. The Great Refusal
3. Consumer Culture
4. Market Values
5. Working Life
6. Anti-Capitalism Revisited

About the Author

Jim McGuigan is Professor of Cultural Analysis at Loughborough University. He is the author of several books, including Cultural Populism (Routledge, 1992), Cool Capitalism (Pluto, 2009) and Cultural Analysis (Sage, 2009).


'Takes us to the dark side of post-industrial economies, the side where exploited labour, disorganised infrastructure, and cultural hyperbole are the terms of trade' -- Toby Miller, author of Makeover Nation: The United States of Reinvention
'At last the book that critical students of cultural studies have been waiting for! Asks us to reconsider the power of modern consumer capitalism and its ability to reshape everyday life' -- Dr Nick Stevenson, Reader in Sociology & Social Policy, University of Nottingham

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