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Best wishes, Stacy Lienemann Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager University of Minnesota Press 111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290 Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520 612-627-1934 http://www.upress.umn.edu Culture jamming is so twentieth century! What?s next? OURSPACE: Resisting the Corporate Control of Culture Christine Harold University of Minnesota Press | 232 pages | 2007 ISBN 978-0-8166-4954-9 | hardcover | $24.95 In OurSpace, Christine Harold examines the deployment and limitations of ?culture jamming? by activists. For Harold, it is a different type of opposition that offers a genuine alternative to corporate consumerism. Exploring the revolutionary Creative Commons movement, copyleft, and open source technology, Harold advocates a more inclusive approach to intellectual property that invites innovation and wider participation in the creative process. ?This book deftly navigates the borders between markets and publics. And it offers us strategies of survival in and resistance to the increasingly corporatized digital realm.? ?Siva Vaidhyanathan ?OurSpace is a handy how-to primer, with illustrations, on subversion tactics and culture-jamming that is a must-read for anyone with an anti-establishment itch to scratch, a sense of humor, and no clue what the etymology of the word ?detournement? is.? ? Baltimore City Paper ?A follow-up to the bible of brand resistance, Naomi Klein?s No Logo, Harold?s book is an academic survey of and intense meditation on the efficacy of current culture jams. She explores the limitations of sabotage, the role of parody and models of success. Adbusters, Barbie Liberation Organization, Yes Men are all placed under her scrutiny. I was familiar with all of the above, but OurSpace led me also into new territory.? --Jim Poyser, NUVO Please contribute your thoughts, links, ideas, oppositions, and provocations to the new OurSpace wiki: http://www.upress.umn.edu/wiki/index.php/OurSpace For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book?s webpage: http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/H/harold_ourspace.html Sign up to receive news on the latest releases from University of Minnesota Press: http://www.upress.umn.edu/eform.html # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]