We wanted to give a shout out to activist and publishing legend Anne Elizabeth Moore and her new book Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity. Below you will find information about her upcoming Chicago readings and a blurb about the book.
Sponsorships got you down? Lackluster branding no longer giving you the thrill it once did? Psyched to join the revolution . . . the shopping revolution? Did the murky stench of corporate advertising upset the party-goers at your last soiree? Confused about which big business best correlates with your lifestyle? Can't get rid of those greasy stains since that last meeting with the major label A&R rep? Want to sell out, but not quite sure where to turn?
Well, the good people behind Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity can help: Just attend this focus group now forming in your area.
Also, be sure not to miss our exciting co-promotional opportunities listed below.
7:30 p.m. November 4
1354 W. Wabansia
HOLY CRAP IT'S THE RELEASE PARTY OF AWESOME
$5 (Sliding Scale though to support my Harpswell Foundation residency!)
7:30 p.m. November 29
Women and Children First
5223 N. Clark
(Check out Anne Elizabeth Moore's Punk Planet blog for other dates or related events.)
"Conversational, intellectually curious, and charmingly ragged, Unmarketable is an anti-corporate manifesto with a difference: It exudes raw coolness." —Mother Jones November/December
FROM THE BACK COVER: Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity
"Cultural resistance" and "DIY" (do-it-yourself) now denote both a recognizable demographic to target and a strategic way for marketers to promote their products. As the endless pursuit of the youth market demands ever-edgier tactics, whole social networks, communal economies, and value systems are put in jeopardy. Unmarketable is both a powerful critique of corporate marketing's appropriations of
and alliances with the cultural underground and a highly entertaining depiction of the absurdity produced by our advertising-saturated, late-capitalist wonderland. A longtime member of the underground, Anne Elizabeth Moore traipses through this upset landscape, interviewing the perpetrators, the victims, and the not-so-innocent
bystanders of phenomena both hilarious and troubling in order to examine the underground's changing relationship to the commercialized.