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The Resource Against Everything : Essays, Mark Greif

Against Everything : Essays, Mark Greif

Label
Against Everything : Essays
Title
Against Everything
Title remainder
Essays
Statement of responsibility
Mark Greif
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past eleven years, Greif has been publishing superb, and in some cases already famous, essays in n+1, the high-profile little magazine that he co-founded. These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life--what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world. Each essay in Against Everything is learned, original, highly entertaining, and, from start to finish, dead serious. They are the work of a young intellectual who, with his peers, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals can be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the thought and spirit of the greatest of American dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and historical situation.--Publisher website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greif, Mark
Dewey number
814/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American literature
Label
Against Everything : Essays, Mark Greif
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Against exercise -- Afternoon of the sex children -- On food -- Octomom and the market in babies -- The concept of experience (the meaning of life, part I) -- Radiohead, or the philosophy of pop -- Punk: the right kind of pain -- Learning to rap -- Gut-level legislation, or redistribution (the meaning of life, part II) -- The reality of reality television -- Wetube -- What was the hipster? -- Anaesthetic ideology (the meaning of life, part III) -- Mogadishu, Baghdad, Troy, or heroes without war -- Seeing through police -- Thoreau trailer park (the meaning of life, part IV)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781101871157
Lccn
2016003116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026357077
System control number
  • ocn932385677
  • 632067
  • (OCoLC)932385677
Label
Against Everything : Essays, Mark Greif
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Against exercise -- Afternoon of the sex children -- On food -- Octomom and the market in babies -- The concept of experience (the meaning of life, part I) -- Radiohead, or the philosophy of pop -- Punk: the right kind of pain -- Learning to rap -- Gut-level legislation, or redistribution (the meaning of life, part II) -- The reality of reality television -- Wetube -- What was the hipster? -- Anaesthetic ideology (the meaning of life, part III) -- Mogadishu, Baghdad, Troy, or heroes without war -- Seeing through police -- Thoreau trailer park (the meaning of life, part IV)
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781101871157
Lccn
2016003116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026357077
System control number
  • ocn932385677
  • 632067
  • (OCoLC)932385677

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