Simulacra and Simulation

Front Cover
University of Michigan Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 164 pages
32 Reviews
Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
16
4 stars
6
3 stars
7
2 stars
2
1 star
1

Review: Simulacra and Simulation

User Review  - Jan - Goodreads

I think those that complain about the repetition in the book didn't get the point the form was making: the first essay is his thesis while all the following chapters refer back to it, so the the ... Read full review

Review: Simulacra and Simulation

User Review  - Iain - Goodreads

This book is only so highly rated because it is utterly incomprehensible. Baudrillard revelled in using hundreds of words to write what were really quite simple and flimsy arguments. Responsible for ... Read full review

All 6 reviews »

Contents

The Precession of Simulacra
1
A Retro Scenario
43
Holocaust
49
The China Syndrome
53
Apocalypse Now
59
Implosion and Deterrence
61
Hypermarket and Hypercommodity
75
The Implosion of Meaning in the Media
79
Holograms
105
Crash
111
Simulacra and Science Fiction
121
Territory and Metamorphoses
129
The Remainder
143
The Spiraling Cadaver
149
Values Last Tango
155
On Nihilism
159

Absolute Advertising GroundZero Advertising
87
Clone Story
95

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Critique of Information
Scott Lash
Limited preview - 2002
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information