Simulacra and Simulation

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University of Michigan Press, 1994 - Social Science - 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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A turning point for intellectual expansion towards the end of last century. The Matrix, Altered Carbon or The Bequeathal-Godsent would not have happened without this one. A very important read. Read full review

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Say "aleatory" again. Say "aleatory" again. I dare you. I double-dare you, motherfucker. Okay, aside from that, I really liked this book. Much more entertaining than is the norm for poststructuralist ... 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

Absolute Advertising GroundZero Advertising
87
Clone Story
95

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