Against Everything : Essays / Mark Greif
- Greif, Mark, 1975-
- Uniform Title:
- Essays. Selections
- New York : Pantheon Books, 
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
- Preface -- Against exercise -- Afternoon of the sex children -- On food -- Octomom and the market in babies -- The concept of experience (the meaning of life, part I) -- Radiohead, or the philosophy of pop -- Punk: the right kind of pain -- Learning to rap -- Gut-level legislation, or redistribution (the meaning of life, part II) -- The reality of reality television -- Wetube -- What was the hipster? -- Anaesthetic ideology (the meaning of life, part III) -- Mogadishu, Baghdad, Troy, or heroes without war -- Seeing through police -- Thoreau trailer park (the meaning of life, part IV).
- "These essays address such key topics in the cultural, political, and intellectual life of our time as the tyranny of exercise, the tyranny of nutrition and food snobbery, the sexualization of childhood (and everything else), the philosophical meaning of Radiohead, the rise and fall of the hipster, the impact of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the crisis of policing. Four of the selections address, directly and unironically, the meaning of life what might be the right philosophical stance to adopt toward one's self and the world." -- Amazon.com.
- 9781101871157 (hard cover : alk. paper) and 1101871156 (hard cover : alk. paper)
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