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Shelves: 6-social-progress One of the innovators of the path of peaceful, passive resistance Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review. Just if you might be interested. The book certainly had an indirect influence on peaceful protest movements. It can be seen as part of laying the cornerstone of a new, emancipated civic movement. In the form of emancipation from the dictates of brands, media, and consumption. Already then, there were many One of the innovators of the path of peaceful, passive resistance Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this review.

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Lasn breaks up the book into four parts all titled with a season. Autumn describes what is happening now that is changing us as a culture. He gives details of how media can change society. Winter is about how we as Americans used to be and what has happened to us due to these cultural and accessibility changes.

Spring is a bit of an uprising and describes the uprising of this newer movement of Culture Jamming. Summer helps readers realize why we need to be aware of our changes and that its our turn to take charge to change. He ends his book with how there are some inspired people that are making strides to change and even just a little can do a lot.

This section is eye opening and is relevant to almost any human. Lasn brings up the point that we are not in tune with nature anymore. We still started on this world as animals and we owe that to ourselves to just see the natural world from time to time. In the season of Spring the section titled The meme warrior is a request to readers to be more aware of what is going on around us and to open our eyes to our culture and world of today.

As humans we have feelings and to read that really makes me think what am I doing for myself? Am I being run by our society? Am I legitimately living the life I want? One of my biggest curiosities is human development and as an adult I can see the effects that technology has on us. This section goes into detail with examples of what can actually happen when you become so dependent on technology.

We can lose sight of ourselves and become engulfed in our virtual lives. When I got home the only thing I was missing out on was a couple of text messages that were useless to my existence.

Why am I so obsessive of my mobile device? Why must I have it on me at all times? Well, it makes me feel important. I think I use my phone most for learning things. I use it to research more than I use it as an actual phone. Will I have a permanent neck strain because I look down too often? Will evolution move us to have stronger neck muscles and more flexible fingers to text?

Will two-year-olds be able to have their own unlimited data connection? The evolution of humans is an interesting topic and is relevant to Culture Jam. We see how our society has changed due to environmental stimulants and the accessibility to information.

Katz from Rutgers communications department. She finishes with the ironic thought that even if we are so connected through our phones to people we know, we lose that unknown connection all around us and spontaneous encounters that make our lives interesting to live in.

When you purchase a cell phone or any handheld device it comes with a small slip of paper that has the warning of radiation exposure. Because of this exposure its suggested that we hold our phones at lease an inch away from our head. How many years have I been using my shoulder to hold up my phone to my ear? Her warnings are not backed up scientifically but they are warnings that are given to us but we may not pay full attention to. It only makes sense that a toddler would be more susceptible to radiation because of where they are in development.

I find children all the time on their parents cell phones in restaurants or even parks. As adults, most of us are aware of where we came from.

This article is a bit before my time but I understand where he is coming from. I almost always have my phone on me, although I was taught that its rude to have my phone out during dinner and do end up judging friends that take theirs out while we are spending time together but it has become a norm. Culture Jam has defiantly made me aware of what is happening to society and how I am part of the community but I can make a difference.

I do plan on passing down this lifestyle to my children so his legacy of influence will live on without him even knowing. Lasn, Kale. Petracca, Sorapure M.

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Lasn breaks up the book into four parts all titled with a season. Autumn describes what is happening now that is changing us as a culture. He gives details of how media can change society. Winter is about how we as Americans used to be and what has happened to us due to these cultural and accessibility changes. Spring is a bit of an uprising and describes the uprising of this newer movement of Culture Jamming.

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In the first two sections, Lasn gives an intriguing and insightful critique of the current state of our American culture. He also proposes that Americans need to reclaim an healthy rage against big corporations who are largely responsible for all the problems. Lasn also proposes a better way of measuring success in America. I especially thought the link between certain mood disorders and TV viewing and being out of touch with nature was interesting.

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