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Douglas Rushkoff
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Douglas Rushkoff is a widely known media critic and documentarian. He has written ten books, and his documentaries include Frontline’s award-winning “The Merchants of Cool” and “The Persuaders.” He teaches media studies at the New School, hosts The Media Squat on radio station WFMU, and serves on the board of directors of the Media Ecology Association, the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, and the National Association for Media Literacy Education. He has won the Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology and was the first winner of the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in... Read More

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Life Inc
How Corporatism Conquered the World, and How We Can Take It Back
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.00

Now includes “The Life Inc. Guide to Reclaiming the Value You Create”

In Life Inc, award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from being convenient legal fictions to being the dominant fact of contemporary life. The resulting ideology, corporatism, has infiltrated all aspects of civics, commerce, and culture—from the founding of... Read more >

Life Inc.
How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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Media Virus!

Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 6, 1996
Price: $16.00

Media Virus examines the ways in which popular media manipulate those exposed to them, and are manipulated by those who know how to tap into their power. Rushkoff shows that where there's a wavelength, there's a way to "infect" those on it--from the subtly, but intentionally, subversive signals broadcast by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Media Virus!

Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Nothing Sacred
The Truth About Judaism
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 23, 2004
Price: $14.00

"Judaism's many insights into the nature of our relationship to media, icons, ideas, and to one another led me to explore the historical roots of its stories and people. That's when it all began to make sense...[that the] core values of this religion may, in fact, prove quite applicable to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Nothing Sacred
The Truth About Judaism
Written by Douglas Rushkoff


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $10.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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