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The Conquest of Cool

Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism

by Thomas Frank

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Published by University Of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Advertising industry,
  • Anthropology,
  • Consumer issues,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Social history,
  • c 1960 to c 1970,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • General,
  • Business & Economics / Commerce,
  • History / Modern / 20th Century,
  • Advertising & Promotion,
  • Marketing - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9391802M
    ISBN 100226260127
    ISBN 109780226260129

    "The Conquest of Cool helps us understand why, throughout the last third of the twentieth century, Americans have increasingly confused gentility with conformity, irony with protest, and an extended middle finger with a populist manifesto.   Thomas Frank coined the term the conquest of cool. This book shows how this conquest is at the heart of the dynamics of contemporary capitalism. Jim McGuigan argues that 'cool capitalism' incorporates disaffection into capitalism itself, absorbing rebellion and thereby neutralising opposition to the present system of culture and society/5.

    The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism Thomas Frank, Author University of Chicago Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This. 2 Conquest of Cool The Conquest of Cool examines the common perception of the Sixties counterculture. It questions the idea that the revolution and rebellion of the subculture of the s in America against the consumer driven culture of the s was actually a consumer driven revolution in and of itself. The book's primary message is to describe how advertisers .

    BOOKS» The Conquest of Cool Buy Now The story of how the business world stopped worrying about conformity and embraced hipness as a healthy attribute of our consumer society.   The Conquest of Cool forsakes the stories of campus and bohemia to follow the Dodge Rebellion, chronicle the Pepsi Generation, and recount the Peacock Revolution - by so doing, it raises important new questions about the culture of /5().


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The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism 1st EditionCited by: The Conquest of Cool is an analysis of the transformation of advertising from the 's through the 's as advertisers learned to co-opt culture as a means of selling their products. Frank is a very good writer whose other books I've enjoyed.

Unfortunately I found the topic of this book so esoteric it was a bit difficult to relate to/5. In his book-length essay The Conquest of Cool, Thomas Frank explores the ways in which Madison Avenue co-opted the language of youthful '60s rebellion.

It is "the story," Frank writes, "of the bohemian cultural style's trajectory from adversarial to hegemonic; the story of hip's mutation from native language of the alienated to that of advertising."/5(21). The Conquest of Cool. Thomas Frank. Review By Dan Geddes. Thomas Frank’s The Conquest of Cool successfully reframes the traditional perception of the Sixties counterculture: that it represented a rebellion against the consumption-oriented values of “mass society.” Frank’s purpose is to demonstrate that Madison Avenue and consumption-based industries such as.

The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism. While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best-remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the s, the revolution that shook American business during those boom years has gone largely unremarked.4/5(3).

Thomas Frank coined the term 'the conquest of cool'. This book shows how this conquest is at the heart of the dynamics of contemporary McGuigan argues that 'cool capitalism' incorporates disaffection into capitalism itself, absorbing rebellion and thereby neutralising opposition to the present The Conquest of Cool book of culture and an explores a huge variety of.

The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, xii + pages.

Appendix, tables, notes, and index. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed for H-Net by David Cochran, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. The Conquest of Cool forsakes the stories of campus and bohemia to follow the Dodge Rebellion, chronicle the Pepsi Generation, and recount the Peacock Revolution - by so doing, it raises important new questions about the culture of /5(13).

With The Conquest of Cool, Frank—brilliant, excoriating and wickedly funny—assumes the mantle of the preeminent cultural critic of his generation."—Tom Grimes, Houston Chronicle "This is a powerful and important argument. The Conquest of Cool looks at the 60's counterculture revolution from the perspective of the advertising and consumer goods industry.

Thomas Franks manages to square the circle, showing how the hippies that hated The Man influenced modern society/5(15). In "The Conquest of Cool," reporter Thomas Frank writes of the evolution in the advertising industry from the rigid science and philosophy espoused by past masters like David Ogilvy to the creative, rule-breaking, no-rules era (about to about ) begun by Doyle, Dane and Bernbach's revolutionary Volkswagen print ads, which were introduced in /5(24).

The book The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism, Thomas Frank is published by University of Chicago Press.

The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism, Frank. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip - Thomas Frank - Google Books While the youth counterculture remains the 4/5(3). “The Conquest of Cool” is the answer from a historical perspective.

Seeking the origins of the countercultural critique, Frank finds them not on the campus or. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism Thomas Frank Published by University of Chicago Press, Chicago,illinois ().

“The Conquest of Cool helps us understand why, throughout the last third of the twentieth century, Americans have increasingly confused gentility with conformity, irony with protest, and an extended middle finger with a populist manifesto. In his book-length essay The Conquest of Cool, Thomas Frank explores the ways in which Madison Avenue co-opted the language of youthful '60s rebellion.

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Read "The Conquest of Cool Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism" by Thomas Frank available from Rakuten Kobo. While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best-remembered symbol of Brand: University of Chicago Press. Although he has been to graduate school -- ''The Conquest of Cool'' is a book-length essay derived largely from a dissertation he wrote at the University of Chicago -- both his thinking and his prose hark back to a time when the radical left was something more in America than conferences and seminars attended by Foucault-steeped professors.

Read or Download Here ?book=[Read book] The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture Counterculture and the Rise of Hip.In "The Conquest of the Cool" Frank argues that a new style of consumerism grew out of a change in the style of advertising in the late s.

He provides a well-written and well-documented history of the business philosophies of the major advertising agencies after World War II and how that philosophy and the agencies changed through the s/5(3).In “The Conquest of the Cool” Frank argues that a new style of consumerism grew out of a change in the style of advertising in the late s.

He provides a well-written and well-documented history of the business philosophies of the major advertising agencies after World War II and how that philosophy and the agencies changed through the /5(3).