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The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization
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The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Jasper Bernes

Abstract

The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization provides an original account of the relationship between postindustrial capitalism and postmodern culture. Examining American conceptual art and experimental poetry alongside sociological and historical accounts of postwar labor, this book describes the cultural production of the period as a “counter-laboratory,” a space of speculation and experiment from which new modes of interaction emerged, premised on collaboration, mutability and free association, and utilizing the literary resources of lyric address, free indirect discourse, and the poet ... More

Keywords: postmodern culture, conceptual art, experimental poetry, deindustrialization, postindustrial capitalism, white-collar work, service work, Marxist theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780804796415
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jasper Bernes, author
Stanford University