Shopping Cart Pantheism

Jeanne Randolph

book launch and reading
June 25 - June 25, 2015

Shopping Cart Pantheism

Shopping Cart Pantheism , 2015
published by ARP Books, Winnipeg, MB

Glorifying consumerism as the de facto religion of our time, Shopping Cart Pantheism offers a preposterous yet challenging invitation to participate in commodity worship. As our narrator meanders the Las Vegas Strip, its sites and monuments become examples of Christian sainthood, miracles, worship, and dogma now transformed into icons of consumerism. Satiric, witty, and deeply insightful, Shopping Cart Pantheism reveals the fraught beginnings of the twenty-first century’s most pervasive neurosis.

Join author Jeanne Randolph for the launch of her new book, Shopping Cart Pantheism. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Launch at 7pm. Reading at 8:30pm.

Jeanne Randolph is one of Canada’s foremost cultural theorists. She is the author of the influential book Psychoanalysis & Synchronized Swimming as well as Symbolization and Its Discontents, Why Stoics Box, and Ethics of Luxury. Dr. Randolph is also known as an engaging lecturer and performance artist. In universities and galleries across Canada, England, Australia, and Spain she has spoken on topics ranging from the aesthetics of Barbie dolls to the philosophy of Wittgenstein.