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Cultural Rights : Technology, Legality and Personality - Celia Lury

Cultural Rights

Technology, Legality and Personality

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Published: 27th May 1993
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"Cultural Rights" combines the critical approaches of both sociology and cultural studies to provide an innovative interpretation of contemporary culture. While the book's theoretical origins lie in Walter Benjamin's groundbreaking thesis about the effects of mechanical reproduction, Celia Lury takes his analysis one step further in her examination of the near obsolete concepts of "originality" and "authenticity" in postmodern culture, where reproduction and simulation blur the border between what is real and what is fabricated.
Celia Lury establishes a clear framework of analysis by comparing a range of cultural rights through copyright, authorship and originality with those defined by trademark, branding and simulation. She provides concise and accessible histories of three major cultural technologies--print, broadcasting and information technology--and the presentation of research into the contemporary culture industry. She also explores the gendered dimensions of this transformation by looking at the significance of the category of "women" in the process of cultural reproduction.

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Regimes of Rightsp. 11
From Repetition to Replicationp. 13
Replication, Novelty and Reactivationp. 39
Branding, Trademark and the Virtual Audiencep. 62
Technologies of Reproductionp. 95
Mechanical Reproduction: Print, Literacy and the Public Spherep. 97
Electronic Reproduction: Broadcasting, Watching and Public Servicep. 121
Micro-Electronic Reproduction: Communication, the Flow of Information and Usersp. 152
Technologies of Culture and Genderp. 177
Simulation, Gender and Contemporary Culturep. 207
Bibliographyp. 217
Name Indexp. 230
Subject Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780415031554
ISBN-10: 0415031559
Series: International Library of Sociology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th May 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1