9781439914298 (hardcover alkaline paper) 143991429X (hardcover alkaline paper)
"[This book] shows that the meaning, power, and value of intellectual properties are the consequence of an extended process of cultural production. [The author] argues that it is deeper ideological and historical roots which demand that, in the contemporary global, digital economy, all property rights be held sacrosanct and all value must flow back to the legal owner. [The author] explains that if we want to rebalance the protection of copyrights and trademarks, we should focus on undermining the reified culture of property that underpins capitalism as a whole. He outlines a framework for analyzing culture; situates intellectual property rights in the history of capitalist property relations; synthesizes key theories of media, politics, and law; and ultimately provides scholars and activists a path to imagining a different future where we prioritize our collective production of value in the commons."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Culture, the state, and (intellectual) property rights Property, primitive accumulation, and the liberal state Law, economics, and the apolitical culture of capitalism Culture, commodification, and the social production of value Culture, property, and the ends of progressive neoliberalism.
K1401 .J959 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2019.