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The Resource Hater : on the virtues of utter disagreeability, John Semley

Hater : on the virtues of utter disagreeability, John Semley

Label
Hater : on the virtues of utter disagreeability
Title
Hater
Title remainder
on the virtues of utter disagreeability
Statement of responsibility
John Semley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A manifesto for everyone tired of pretending to like things--really, really bad things. Hater begins from a simple premise: that it's good to hate things. Not people or groups or benign belief systems, but things. More to the point, it's good to hate the things everyone seems to like. Scan the click-baiting headlines of your favourite news or pop-culture website and you're likely to find that just about everything--from a premium cable adaptation of a novel to Will Ferrell singing a Whitney Houston song at a college commencement ceremony--is, supposedly, "what we need right now." We are the victims of an unbridled, unearned optimism. And our world demands pessimism. We need to curb our collective enthusiasm. It's vital to be contrarian--now, as they say, more than ever. Because ours is an age of calcified consensus. Criticism has been supplanted by aggregation, be it in the form of Rotten Tomatoes or the cumulative Metacritic score--metrics that make even the thumbs up/thumbs down schema of Siskel and Ebert seem highly sophisticated. Consensus is the inertia that keeps our culture snowballing. And Semley hates that. In this scathing and funny rebuke of the status quo, journalist and pop-culture expert John Semley provides a rallying cry for a generation struggling to agree on what stuff is actually any good. Looking for and identifying nonsense isn't just a useful exercise for society, it's also a lot of fun. But Hater doesn't just skewer terrible TV shows and hit songs--at its core it shows us how to meaningfully talk about and engage with culture, and the world. Ultimately, Hater is what we actually need right now."--
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Semley, John
Dewey number
700.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Popular culture
  • Art appreciation
  • Criticism
  • Criticism (Philosophy)
  • Critical theory
  • Critical thinking
  • Aesthetics
  • Acquiescence (Psychology)
  • Aversion
Label
Hater : on the virtues of utter disagreeability, John Semley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780735236165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060673056
  • (OCoLC)on1060673056
  • 3454143
Label
Hater : on the virtues of utter disagreeability, John Semley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
168 pages
Isbn
9780735236165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1060673056
  • (OCoLC)on1060673056
  • 3454143

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