Republic of Outsiders

The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers, and Rebels
Quart, Alissa (Book - 2012)
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Republic of Outsiders is about the growing number of Americans who disrupt the status quo: outsiders who seek to redefine a wide variety of fields, from film and mental health to diplomacy and music, from how we see gender to what we eat. They include professional and amateur filmmakers crowd-sourcing their work, transgender and autistic activists, and Occupy Wall Street's "alternative bankers." These people create and package new identities in a practice cultural critic Alissa Quart dubs "identity innovation": they push the boundaries of who they can be and what they can do, even turning the forces of co-optation to their benefit. In a brilliant and far-reaching account, Quart introduces us to individuals who have created new structures to keep themselves sane, fulfilled, and, on occasion, paid. This deeply reported book shows how and why these groups now gather, organize, and create new communities and economies. Without a middleman, freed of established media, and highly mobile, unusual ideas and cultures are able to spread more quickly and find audiences and allies. Republic of Outsiders is a critical examination of those for whom being rebellious, marginal, or amateur is a source of strength rather than weakness.
Authors: Quart, Alissa
Title: Republic of outsiders
the power of amateurs, dreamers, and rebels
Publisher: New York :, New Press,, 2012.
Characteristics: xix, 199 pages ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: Introduction
Outsider mentality
Beyond sanity
Beyond feminism
Beyond normal
After the gatekeepers
Beyond Hollywood
Beyond top 40
The center cannot hold
Beyond meat
Beyond mass markets
Local Note: 15 118 148 210 216 250
ISBN: 1595588752
Statement of Responsibility: Alissa Quart
Subject Headings: Social psychology. Eccentrics and eccentricities. Imagination. Creative ability.
Topical Term: Social psychology.
Eccentrics and eccentricities.
Creative ability.
LCCN: 2013005371
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