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Commercialization and the Far Right: Consuming and Constituting Extremism

by Cynthia Miller-Idriss* Advertisers and marketers have long known that brands and commercial products are deeply intertwined with individuals’ identities. But with few exceptions, mainstream social scientists have been slow to acknowledge that economic objects can have constitutive power for … Continue reading

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Market is deceitful, and beauty is vain

“The rise of consumerism led the body image industries to develop a sure-fire formula for success: promote a thin ideal of beauty that the majority of women can never attain and thereby create virtually infinite demand among consumers. The irony … Continue reading

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Art and Money. Artists no longer simply create art, they make markets

Conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think  strategically about how to advance their careers. In Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market Noah Horowitz thoroughly exposes the inner workings of the … Continue reading

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