Hyperreality and Global Culture

Hyperreality and Global Culture

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by Nicholas Perry
     
 

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,

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415105149
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/05/1998
Series:
Social Futures Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: from original/copy to original copy1
1Antipodean camp4
2Am I rite? Or am I write? Or am I right? Reading The Singing Detective24
3Post-pictures and Ec(h)o effects36
4On first buying into Munich's BMW 325iA47
5The emporium of signs69
6Indecent exposures: theorizing whistleblowing101
7Dead men and new shoes124
8Travelling theory/nomadic theorizing150
Notes169
Bibliography173
Index187

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