The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America
First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of "pseudo-events"--events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported--and the contemporary definition of celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness." Since then Daniel J. Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become an essential resource for any reader who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.
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A truly great and readable survey of how we got from the Gettysburg Address to the Tweet --nothing on this exactly of course but the facts he cites could easily apply this book has never been out of print and in its 50th edition! Please get it and then you will think differently about our world
From the American Dream to American Illusions?
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The Saturated Self: Dilemmas Of Identity In Contemporary Life
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