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The Resource Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels, Alissa Quart

Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels, Alissa Quart

Label
Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels
Title
Republic of outsiders
Title remainder
the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels
Statement of responsibility
Alissa Quart
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Republic of Outsiders is about the growing number of Americans who disrupt the status quo: outsiders who seek to redefine a wide variety of fields, from film and mental health to diplomacy and music, from how we see gender to what we eat. They include professional and amateur filmmakers crowd-sourcing their work, transgender and autistic activists, and Occupy Wall Street{u2019}s “alternative bankers.” These people create and package new identities in a practice cultural critic Alissa Quart dubs “identity innovation”: they push the boundaries of who they can be and what they can do, even turning the forces of co-optation to their benefit. In a brilliant and far-reaching account, Quart introduces us to individuals who have created new structures to keep themselves sane, fulfilled, and, on occasion, paid. This deeply reported book shows how and why these groups now gather, organize, and create new communities and economies. Without a middleman, freed of established media, and highly mobile, unusual ideas and cultures are able to spread more quickly and find audiences and allies. Republic of Outsiders is a critical examination of those for whom being rebellious, marginal, or amateur is a source of strength rather than weakness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quart, Alissa
Dewey number
305.56
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF408
LC item number
.Q37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creative ability
  • Imagination
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Social psychology
Label
Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels, Alissa Quart
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Outsider mentality -- Beyond sanity -- Beyond feminism -- Beyond normal -- After the gatekeepers -- Beyond Hollywood -- Beyond top 40 -- The center cannot hold -- Beyond meat -- Beyond mass markets -- Postscript -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 199 pages
Isbn
9781595588753
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013005371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky254720641
  • (OCoLC)856652141
  • 854891
Label
Republic of outsiders : the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels, Alissa Quart
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Outsider mentality -- Beyond sanity -- Beyond feminism -- Beyond normal -- After the gatekeepers -- Beyond Hollywood -- Beyond top 40 -- The center cannot hold -- Beyond meat -- Beyond mass markets -- Postscript -- Afterword
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 199 pages
Isbn
9781595588753
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013005371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky254720641
  • (OCoLC)856652141
  • 854891

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