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Ribbon Culture Charity, Compassion, and Public Awareness (Paperback)

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Ribbon Culture Moore, Sarah E. H.|Moore, Sarah E. H., Dr 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 023024789X
ISBN-13: 9780230247895
Sku: 212923864
Publish Date: 3/30/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 0.5T
Pages:  200
 
Since its emergence in 1991, the awareness ribbon has achieved the kind of cultural status usually reserved for big brand icons and religious symbols; yet its meaningfulness as a symbol is often questioned by activists and media commentators. Certainly, showing awareness is not as straightforward a social practice as it might at first seem. The ribbon is, for example, both a kitsch fashion accessory as well as an emblem that expresses empathy; it is a symbol that represents awareness, yet requires no knowledge of the cause it represents; it appears to signal concern for others, but in fact prioritizes self-expression. "Ribbon Culture" explores ambiguities surrounding these ribbons, the nature of contemporary mourning practices, the sociology of compassion, the marketing discourses of charities and the relationship between awareness and consumerism.
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This book explores the history, meaning, and sociological implications of awareness campaigns, seeing them as personal displays of compassion in a culture where empathy is a by-word for authenticity. It also highlights how charities use awareness campaigns to reach their audience, and the transformation of charity into a commercial enterprise.
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Product attributePublisher:   Palgrave MacMillan
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