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Frank, Thomas 1965-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 246 publications in 7 languages and 12,349 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: F686.2, 978.1033
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Most widely held works about Thomas Frank
 
Most widely held works by Thomas Frank
What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America by Thomas Frank( Book )

35 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank answers questions by examining the conservative revolution in his home state, of Kansas
The wrecking crew : how conservatives rule by Thomas Frank( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank argues that conservatives have taken pains to enshrine the free market as the permanent creed of state, selling off the government, deregulating some industries, defunding others, but always turning public policy into a private-sector bidding war
One market under God : extreme capitalism, market populism, and the end of economic democracy by Thomas Frank( Book )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In One Market Under God, social critic Thomas Frank examines the morphing of the language of American democracy into the cant and jargon of the marketplace. Combining popular intellectual history with a survey of recent business culture, Frank traces an idea he calls "market populism"--The notion that markets are, in some transcendent way, identifiable with democracy and the will of the people. The belief that any criticism of things as they are is elitist can be seen in management literature, where downsizing and ceaseless, chaotic change are celebrated as victories for democracy; in advertising, where an endless array of brands seek to position themselves as symbols of authenticity and rebellion; on Wall Street, where the stock market is identified as the domain of the small investor and common man; in newspaper publishing, where the vogue for focus-group-guided "civic journalism" is eroding journalistic independence and initiative; and in the right-wing politics of the 1990s and the popular social theories of George Gilder, Lester Thurow, and Thomas Friedman." "Frank's counterattack against the onslaught of market propaganda is mounted with the weapons of common sense, a genius for useful ridicule, and the older American values of economic justice and political democracy."--Jacket
The conquest of cool : business culture, counterculture, and the rise of hip consumerism by Thomas Frank( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the youth counterculture remains the most evocative and best-remembered symbol of the cultural ferment of the 1960s, the revolution that shook American business during those boom years has gone largely unremarked. In this fascinating and revealing new study, Thomas Frank shows how the youthful revolutionaries were joined - and even anticipated by - such unlikely allies as the advertising industry and the men's clothing business. In both areas, each having also been an important pillar of fifties conservatism, the utopian, complacent surface of postwar consumerism was smashed by a new breed of admen and manufacturers who openly addressed public distrust of their industries, who recognized the absurdity of consumer society, who made war on conformity, and who finally settled on youth rebellion and counterculture as the symbol of choice for their new marketing vision. The Conquest of Cool is a thorough history of advertising as well as an incisive commentary on the evolution of a peculiarly American sensibility, the pervasive co-optation that defines today's hip commercial culture. By studying the devices and institutions of co-optation rather than those of resistance, Frank offers a picture of the 1960s that differs dramatically from the accounts of youth rebellion and sell-out that have become so familiar over the years. The Conquest of Cool forsakes the stories of campus and bohemia to follow the Dodge Rebellion, chronicle the Pepsi Generation, and recount the Peacock Revolution - by so doing, it raises important new questions about the culture of that most celebrated and maligned decade
Pity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the Right by Thomas Frank( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people? by Thomas Frank( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only those awful Republicans are beaten into submission, the country will be on the right course. But this is to fundamentally misunderstand the modern Democratic Party. Drawing on years of research and first-hand reporting, Frank points out that the Democrats have done little to advance traditional liberal goals: expanding opportunity, fighting for social justice, and ensuring that workers get a fair deal. Indeed, they have scarcely dented the free-market consensus at all. This is not for lack of opportunity: Democrats have occupied the White House for sixteen of the last twenty-four years, and yet the decline of the middle class has only accelerated. Wall Street gets its bailouts, wages keep falling, and the free-trade deals keep coming. With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Frank lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America"--
Commodify your dissent : salvos from the Baffler( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers articles from The Baffler magazine which offer criticism of the new American cultural order such as the rise of "alternative" culture
Boob jubilee : the cultural politics of the new economy( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Salvos of sane and humorous dissent against the church of the almight market, by writers from The baffler"--Cover
Pity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the Right by Thomas Frank( Recording )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pity the Billionaire, Frank examines the peculiar mechanism by which dire economic circumstances have delivered unexpected political results. Using firsthand reporting, a knowledge of the American Right, and a wicked sense of humor, he gives us the first full diagnosis of the cultural malady that has transformed collapse into profit, reconceived the Founding Fathers as heroes from an Ayn Rand novel, and enlisted the powerless in a fan club for the prosperous
The wrecking crew : how conservatives rule by Thomas Frank( Recording )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Frank explored why Americans vote for politicians who cater to the rich in his previous book. Now he explains what the politicians have given us: a corrupt Washington
New consensus for old : cultural studies from left to right by Thomas Frank( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the matter with America? : the resistible rise of the American right by Thomas Frank( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrecking crew : how conservatives ruined government, enriched themselves, and beggared the nation by Thomas Frank( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Frank explored why Americans vote for politicians who cater to the rich in his previous book. Now he explains what the politicians have given us: a corrupt Washington
Listen, liberal, or, What ever happened to the party of the people? by Thomas Frank( Recording )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An audiobook that asks: what's the matter with Democrats? With his trademark sardonic wit and lacerating logic, Thomas Frank lays bare the essence of the Democratic Party's philosophy and how it has changed over the years. A form of corporate and cultural elitism has largely eclipsed the party's old working-class commitment, he finds. For certain favored groups, this has meant prosperity. But for the nation as a whole, it is a one-way ticket into the abyss of inequality. In this critical election year, Frank recalls the Democrats to their historic goals-the only way to reverse the ever-deepening rift between the rich and the poor in America
No future for you : salvos from the Baffler by John Summers( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the upward-falling cult of expertise in Washington, D.C., where belonging means getting the major events of our era wrong. Here's Rick Perlstein on direct mail scams, multilevel marketing, and the roots of right-wing lying. Here's John Summers on the illiberal uses of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here's David Graeber sensing our disappointment in new technology. (We expected teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality drugs. We got LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a career ladder.) Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks "positive thinking" bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open source" and "Web 2.0" and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail. No Future for You offers the counternarrative you've been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Please be warned, however. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. It may seek to persuade you of something
Das falsche Versprechen der New Economy : wider die neoliberale Schönfärberei by Thomas Frank( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le marché de droit divin : capitalisme sauvage & populisme de marché by Thomas Frank( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Überwachung der Insolvenzplanerfüllung by Thomas Frank( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arme Milliardäre! : der große Bluff oder Wie die amerikanische Rechte aus der Krise Kapital schlägt by Thomas Frank( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's the matter with Kansas?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Learn how Kansas transformed from an outpost of radicalism to a bastion of hardcore conservatism. Unforgettable characters and their stories shed new light on the nation's political divide. Checking in with a varied group of Kansans a few years later provides an often-surprising look at how they're feeling in the wake of two George W. Bush terms and a failed economy."
 
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What's the matter with Kansas? : how conservatives won the heart of America
Alternative Names
Frank, Thomas

Frank, Thomas 1965-

Frank, Thomas C.

Frank, Thomas C. 1965-

Frank, Tom 1965-

Thomas Frank Amerikaans historicus

توماس فرانک

프랭크, 토마스 1965-

トーマス・フランク (政治評論家)

Languages
English (176)

German (12)

French (9)

Spanish (4)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The wrecking crew : how conservatives ruleOne market under God : extreme capitalism, market populism, and the end of economic democracyThe conquest of cool : business culture, counterculture, and the rise of hip consumerismPity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the RightCommodify your dissent : salvos from the BafflerBoob jubilee : the cultural politics of the new economyPity the billionaire : the hard times swindle and the unlikely comeback of the RightThe wrecking crew : how conservatives rule