Hyperreality and Global Culture

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In the first full length discussion of hyperreality, Perry provides the reader with a full length discussion of the origins of the concept, nuances of meaning and case studies of hyperrealism--from meals served in British pubs to motor-cycle gangs in downtown Tokyo. Perry engages with well known theorists of contemporary culture such as Baudrillard, Jameson, Sartre and Umberto Eco.
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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: 9780415105149
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/5/1998
  • Series: Social Futures Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Lexile: 1500L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
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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