Icons of Dissent : An Interview with Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt
Listen to a conversation with Dr. Jeremy Prestholdt, author of “Icons of Dissent: The Global Resonance of Che, Marley, Tupac and Bin Laden”. The global icon is an omnipresent but poorly understood element of mass culture. This book asks why audiences around the world have embraced particular iconic figures, how perceptions of these figures have changed, and what this tells us about transnational relations since the Cold War era. Prestholdt addresses these questions by examining one type of icon: the anti-establishment figure. As symbols that represent sentiments, ideals, or something else recognizable to a wide audience, icons of dissent have been integrated into diverse political and consumer cultures, and global audiences have reinterpreted them over time. Learn more and listen to our interview with Jeremy below.
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