Hyperreality and Global Culture [NOOK Book]

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This book explores a world where the boundaries between reality and representation have become blurred, a world where LA Law is used to train lawyers.
Drawing on examples from around the globe, Nick Perry presents a fascinating and entertaining analysis of both familiar objects and situations as well as the more unusual and absurd. Meals served in British pubs, motor-cycle gangs in downtown Tokyo, Australian movies, are just some examples used ...
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Hyperreality and Global Culture

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Overview

This book explores a world where the boundaries between reality and representation have become blurred, a world where LA Law is used to train lawyers.
Drawing on examples from around the globe, Nick Perry presents a fascinating and entertaining analysis of both familiar objects and situations as well as the more unusual and absurd. Meals served in British pubs, motor-cycle gangs in downtown Tokyo, Australian movies, are just some examples used by the author in his engaging exploration of modern sense of the 'unreal'.
Hyperrealities also engages with well known theorists of contemporary culture, from Baudrillard and Umberto Eco to Jameson and Sartre.
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Explores a world where boundaries between reality and representation have become blurred, a world where fictional dramas on TV are used as teaching aids, and where a company promotes itself by advertising an imaginary product. Draws on examples from around the world to analyze both familiar objects and situations as well as the more unusual and absurd manifestations of a modern sense of the unreal. For students in media and cultural studies, as well as sociology and social theory. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134846757
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/12/2012
  • Series: Social Futures
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 959 KB

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: from original/copy to original copy 1
1 Antipodean camp 4
2 Am I rite? Or am I write? Or am I right? Reading The Singing Detective 24
3 Post-pictures and Ec(h)o effects 36
4 On first buying into Munich's BMW 325iA 47
5 The emporium of signs 69
6 Indecent exposures: theorizing whistleblowing 101
7 Dead men and new shoes 124
8 Travelling theory/nomadic theorizing 150
Notes 169
Bibliography 173
Index 187
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