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Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) (Paperback)

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Do you like French Surrealism? Do you have strong opinions on capitalism, history, and/or media politics? Do you like movie criticism or books that reference Phillip K. Dick and Borges? If so, Simulacra and Simulation may be for you! A short, but dense treatise by French philosopher Jean Baudrillard on the aftermath of media culture, Simulacra and Simulationoffers a rather depressing thesis: everything in the world as we know it may be a complete simulation (an imitation of reality we constantly repeat) or a simulacra (a thing or concept that has no basis in reality). Although he often comes across as manic or overwrought, Baudrillard has some thoughts that will definitely shock you. He argues Disneyland is a “waste-treatment plant,” pornography is metaphysical, and history itself is a failed attempt to exhume an inaccessible past. Did I mention he is very convincing? -- Evan's Pick 

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The first full-length translation in English of an essential work of postmodernist thought


Product Details
ISBN: 9780472065219
ISBN-10: 0472065211
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: December 22nd, 1994
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism