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The Resource Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity, Hal Niedzviecki

Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity, Hal Niedzviecki

Label
Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity
Title
Hello, I'm special
Title remainder
how individuality became the new conformity
Statement of responsibility
Hal Niedzviecki
Title variation
Hello, Im special
Title variation remainder
how individuality became the new conformity
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hal Niedzviecki has a blunt message for the army of tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, bloggers, skateboard warriors, and anyone else walking around with the smug certainty that they are one of a kind: individuality is the new conformity." "Niedzviecki offers up a barrage of facts, observations, and arguments that point to the extinction of the non-conformist. His meditations touch on everything from designer religions to webcasts, from reality TV to the endless "Everybody Is A Star" platitudes of global pop culture. He unearths the amateur underground and shines a spotlight on the self help industry, Hollywood, and mainstream media. The result is an argument that shatters the you-can-do-anything pop myth and exposes the paradox of individualism." "A serious book with a sense of humor, Hello, I'm Special is the first book to account for the conflicting trends, collapsing traditions and changing pop culture landscapes that are, increasingly, shaping our world. More than a trend, the central premise of the book - individuality as a conformist imperative - is a notion with the power to challenge how we think about our world and our selves."--Jacket
Summary
Drawing specific examples from many dimensions of life, novelist and short story writer Niedziecki charts the emergence of individuality as the new conformity. Most of his examples of indicators of pop-culture conformity come from the entertainment industry; some of his other topics include the Slow-Food movement, the shift to neotraditionalism, and the "increasingly virulent strain of extreme individuality that the new conformity is giving rise to." Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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269022
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niedzviecki, Hal
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
LC call number
HM621
LC item number
.N515 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Popular culture
  • Individuality
  • Conformity
  • Conformity
  • Individuality
  • Popular culture
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how individuality became the new conformity
Label
Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity, Hal Niedzviecki
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Mom, Dad, I've Got Something to Tell You ..." Discovering the New Conformity -- Who We Are Now -- Hello, I'm Special -- Alone Together -- (re)Creating the Individual: Pop-Culture Conformity -- Everyone's a Star -- Crowd Control -- The Paradox of Individuality -- "Who Else Is Me?" -- The Search for Home -- Rebellion? -- Extreme Behavior -- Revolution Redux -- Conclusion: On My Own at the End of the Road
Control code
ocm62172743
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780872864535
Lccn
2005030700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780872864535
  • 9780872864443
System control number
(OCoLC)62172743
Label
Hello, I'm special : how individuality became the new conformity, Hal Niedzviecki
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Mom, Dad, I've Got Something to Tell You ..." Discovering the New Conformity -- Who We Are Now -- Hello, I'm Special -- Alone Together -- (re)Creating the Individual: Pop-Culture Conformity -- Everyone's a Star -- Crowd Control -- The Paradox of Individuality -- "Who Else Is Me?" -- The Search for Home -- Rebellion? -- Extreme Behavior -- Revolution Redux -- Conclusion: On My Own at the End of the Road
Control code
ocm62172743
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780872864535
Lccn
2005030700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780872864535
  • 9780872864443
System control number
(OCoLC)62172743

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