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10 DECEMBER 2012

Brands: The Logos of Global Economy

"Brands are everywhere: in the air, on the high street, in the kitchen, on television and, maybe, on your feet. But what kinds of things are they? The brand, a medium of exchange between company and consumer, has become one of the key cultural forces of our time and one of the most important vehicles of globalisation. In a new approach that uses media theory to study the economy, Celia Lury offers a detailed and innovative analysis of the brand. "

(Celia Lury, 2004)

Celia Lury (2004). "Brands: The Logos of Global Economy", International Library of Sociology, Routledge.


2004 • between company and consumer • brands • Celia Lury • Claire Valier • contemporary culturecrime and punishment • cultural force • detailed analysis • global economyglobalisationhigh street • John Law • John UrryLancaster UniversityLev Manovichlogosmedia theory • medium of exchange • Mike Michael • Mimi Sheller • on television • our time • popular culture • Robert Witkin • Shelia Jasanoff • states of knowledge • the brand • Theodor Adorno • vehicles of globalisation


Simon Perkins
09 MAY 2006

Reflexive Modernisation: knowledgeable subjects able to reflect on their social conditions

"The electronic integration of all communication modes from the typographic to the multimedia particularly consists of (fashion) images and signs. People are increasingly able to monitor and evaluate these images as well as place themselves within the world, both historically and geographically. The more that societies modernise, the greater the ability of knowledgeable subjects to reflect upon their social conditions of existence. Lash (1994) characterises this as 'reflexive modernisation'. In a world of ever–faster change and growing abstraction the process of reflexivity opens up possibilities for the recasting of meaning in work and in leisure and for the heterogenisation and complexity of space and everyday life. Confronted with the increasing cultural content of flows reflexivity becomes aesthetic – a notion for which Lash and Urry argue in their book Economies of Signs and Space (1994)"
(Jan Verwijnen, UIAH. Helsinki)

Scott Lash & John Urry (1994). 'Economies of Signs and Space' : Sage Publications Ltd. 0803984723


1994abstractioncomplexity • evaluate • heterogenisation • integrationJohn Urry • modernise • monitormultimediareflectreflexive modernisationreflexivityScott Lashsocial conditions

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