Cultural Rights: Technology, Legality, and Personality

Synopsis

Drawing on and extending Benjamin's idea of mechanical reproduction, this astute and timely book investigates the radical potential of technically unlimited reproduction in postmodern culture. Celia Lury describes a move from a regime of cultural rights ordered by authorship, originality and copyright to one which is defined by branding, simulation and trademark. Novel, imaginative and cogently argued, Cultural Rights makes a major contribution to the sociology of culture and cultural studies.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1993