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Culture Jam

Kalle Lasn

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America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way institutions wield power; the way television stations are run; and the way the food, fashion, automobile, sports, music, and culture industries set agendas. With a courageous and compelling voice, Lasn deconstructs the advertising culture and our fixation on icons and brand names. And he shows how to organize resistance against the power trust that manages the brands by "uncooling" consumer items, by "dermarketing" fashions and celebrities, and by breaking the "media trance" of our TV-addicted age.

A powerful manifesto by a leading media activist, Culture Jam lays the foundations for the most significant social movement of the early twenty-first century -- a movement that can change the world and the way we think and live.

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Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
AAAA (American Association of Advertising Agencies), 187
Abbey, Edward, 117
ABC, 32, 35, 38, 196
academics, 115–117
A. C. Nielsen company, 25
acts, beautiful vs. moral, 6–7
Adbusters, 31, 117, 119
Adbusters Media Foundation, 21
CBC sued by, 194–196
magazine and website of, 31
television campaigns of, 31–33, 56, 58, 62, 95, 126, 142, 170, 177, 193, 206, 207
website of, 132
A.d.i.d.a.s (All Day I Dream About Suicide), 115
advertisers, media power of, 33–35
advertising, 18–21, 22–23, 24, 119, 166, 167, 175
subvertising and, 131–132, 133–134
television rates for, 184
Advertising Age, 22, 176
“advertrocities,” 22–23
Alabama, 155, 160–161
Albania, 90–92, 94
alcoholism, 9, 10
Allen, Woody, 22, 52
Alternative Economics Committee, 208
ambient noise, 13–14
America™, 146, 215
cool and, 113–114
corporate control of, xii–xiii
global influence of, xiv
uncooling of, xvi–xvii
unofficial history of, 65–71
American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA), 187
American Convention on Human Rights, 186
American Dream, end of, 59–63
American Medical Association (AMA), 188
America’s Funniest Home Videos, 37
Amusing Ourselves to Death (Postman), 24
“Anarchy in the U.K.,” 100
anger, xv, 12, 139
“anti-language,” 21
antitrust legislation and lawsuits, 67, 193
anxiety, 9
Apple, 102
Arcata, Calif., 161
Archer Daniels Midland, 34, 172
Asian “tiger” economies, 94
Asphalt Nation (Holtz), 82
Australia, 20, 21
authenticity, “kidnapping” of, 101
auto industry, 82–83
“Autosaurus” television campaign, 31, 126
Ayres, Robert, 88
Babette’s Feast, 79–80
“bads,” 89
Baffler, 114
bank charters, 67
banks, disputes with, 148
Banks, Ferdinand, 90
Barings Bank, 93
Barnes & Noble, 34
“batwing disorder,” 75
Baudrillard, Jean, 40
Beatles, 101
Beattie, Ann, 44–45
Beatty, Jennifer, 70
“beautiful acts,” 6–7
Before Sunrise, 102
Bellow, Saul, 10–11
Benetton, 22–23, 26
Bentley, David, 20
Berisha, Sali, 92
Bertelsmann, 186
Bestfoods, 20
Beverly Hills Bar Association, 197
bicycles, bike lanes, 179, 180
Big Enemies, 105
Bill of Rights, 68
bioeconomics, 86–90, 202–203
Bird by Bird (Lamott), 4–5
Black, Conrad, 25
Black Friday, 94
Black Monday, 93, 94
“black shakes,” 24
Blanton, B...

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Citation styles for Culture Jam
APA 6 Citation
Lasn, K. (2013). Culture Jam ([edition unavailable]). HarperCollins. Retrieved from (Original work published 2013)
Chicago Citation
Lasn, Kalle. (2013) 2013. Culture Jam. [Edition unavailable]. HarperCollins.
Harvard Citation
Lasn, K. (2013) Culture Jam. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins. Available at: (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Lasn, Kalle. Culture Jam. [edition unavailable]. HarperCollins, 2013. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.