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No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (1989) - Andrew Ross [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

The intellectual and the popular: Irving Howe and John Waters, Susan Sontag and Ethel Rosenberg, Dwight MacDonald [member of the New York Intellectuals] and Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka and Mick Jagger, Andrea Dworkin and Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Lenny Bruce. All feature in Andrew Ross's lively history and critique of modern American culture. Andrew Ross examines how and why the cultural authority of modern intellectuals is bound up with the changing face of popular taste in America. He argues that the making of "taste" is hardly an aesthetic activity, but rather an exercise in cultural power, policing and carefully redefining social relations between classes.


Andrew Ross is Professor of American Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. A writer for Artforum, The Nation and The Village Voice, he is also the author and/or editor of numerous books. Much of his writing focuses on labor and the work force, from the Western world of business and technology to sweatshop labor in the Third World. Making some use of social theory as well as ethnography, his writing questions the human cost of economic growth and has an activist, anti-globalisation approach. --[1]

No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture (1989) - Andrew Ross

Anti-Americanism (2004) - Andrew Ross, Kristin Ross

Anti-Americanism (2004) - Andrew Ross, Kristin Ross Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

Hacking Away at the Counterculture

PMC 1.1
  • Ever since the viral attack engineered in November of 1988 by Cornell University hacker Robert Morris on the national network system Internet, which includes the Pentagon's ARPAnet data exchange network, the nation's high-tech ideologues and spin doctors have been locked in debate, trying to make ethical and economic sense of the event. The virus rapidly infected an estimated six thousand computers around the country, creating a scare that crowned an open season of viral hysteria in the media, in the course of which, according to the Computer Virus Industry Association in Santa Clara, the number of known viruses jumped from seven to thirty during 1988, and from three thousand infections in the first two months of that year to thirty thousand in the last two months. While it caused little in the way of data damage (some richly inflated initial estimates reckoned up to $100m in down time), the ramifications of the Internet virus have helped to generate a moral panic that has all but transformed everyday "computer culture." --http://www3.iath.virginia.edu/pmc/text-only/issue.990/ross-1.990

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