Simulacra and Simulation

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University of Michigan Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 164 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Hunter Bagby - Goodreads

I appreciated this book for it's ideas. The first essay does a fantastic job of explaining Baudrillard's concept of how mass media has created hyperreality and how this increasingly destabilizes the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Lee - Goodreads

This is not an easy book to read, in part because Baudrillard starts off with his ideas in full development and then talks around them, to explain them... or he starts off with an example, develops ... Read full review

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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

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87
Clone Story
95

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