The culture of the copy: striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles

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Zone Books, Aug 28, 1998 - Family & Relationships - 565 pages
The Culture of the Copy is an unprecedented attempt to make sense of our Western fascination with replicas, duplicates, and twins. Through intriguing historical analysis and case studies in contemporary culture, Hillel Schwartz investigates most varieties of simulacra, while working through a range of modernist, feminist, and postmodern theories about copies and mechanical reproduction. This work is a stunning, innovative blend of microsociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection that will fascinate anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.

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