The Culture Struggle

The Culture Struggle

by Michael Parenti

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Overview

One of America’s most astute and engaging political analysts, Michael Parenti shows us that culture is a changing process and the product of a dynamic interplay between a wide range of social and political interests. Drawing from cultures around the world, Parenti shows that beliefs and practices are readily subjected to political manipulation, and that many parts of culture are being commodified, separated from their group or communal origins, to be packaged and sold to those who can pay for them. Folk culture is giving way to a corporate market culture. Art, science, medicine, and psychiatry can be used as instruments of cultural control, and even marriage, the "foundation of society," has been misused by heterosexuals across the centuries.
Using vivid examples and riveting arguments throughout, ranging from the everyday to the esoteric, and penned with eloquence and irony, The Culture Struggle presents a collection of snapshots of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609801205
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 680,343
File size: 211 KB

About the Author

MICHAEL PARENTI is a critically acclaimed author and an extraordinary public speaker. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University and has taught at a number of colleges and universities, in the United States and abroad. He is the author of numerous books, including Superpariotism, The Assassination of Julius Caesar, and Inventing Reality.

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