Icons of dissent : the global resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden / Jeremy Prestholdt
- Prestholdt, Jeremy
- London : Hurst & Company, 2019.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
- Oxford scholarship online
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Until Victory: Che Guevara and the Revolutionary Ideal -- 2.Rebel Music: Bob Marley and the Cultural Politics of Liberation -- 3.Me Against the World: Tupac Shakur and Post-Cold War Alienation -- 4.Superpower Symbolic: Osama bin Laden and Millennial Discontent -- 5.One Love: Bob Marley, the Mystic, and the Market -- 6.Brand Rebel: Che Guevara Between Politics and Consumerism.
- The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This work asks why audiences around the world have embraced particular iconic figures, how perceptions of these figures have changed, & what this tells us about transnational relations since the Cold War era. Prestholdt addresses these questions by examining one type of icon: the anti-establishment figure. As symbols that represent sentiments, ideals, or something else recognizable to a wide audience, icons of dissent have been integrated into diverse political & consumer cultures, & global audiences have reinterpreted them over time. To illustrate these points, this text examines four of the most evocative & controversial figures of the past fifty years: Che Guevara, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, & Osama bin Laden.
- 9780190077914 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- Also issued in print: 2019.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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