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Simulation and social theory

Author: Sean Cubitt
Publisher: London : Sage, 2001.
Series: Theory, culture & society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the idea of ideology, simulation is a politial theory, but it has also become a deeply pessimistic theory of the end of history and the impossibility of positive change. Sean Cubitt argues for a critical and selective use of the concept.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Cubitt
ISBN: 0761961100 9780761961109 0761961097 9780761961093
OCLC Number: 45736209
Notes: Author is Professor of Screen and Media Studies at the University of Waikato.
Description: 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction The Long Term --
Part One. Theories --
Values, Signs and Subjects --
Technology, Information and Reason --
The Poetics of Pessimism --
Making Sense of Simulation --
Part Two. Cases --
Disney World Culture --
War in the Persian Gulf --
Working with Computers --
Conclusion --
Pessimism of the Intellect, Optimism of the Will.
Series Title: Theory, culture & society.
Responsibility: Sean Cubitt.
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Like the idea of ideology, simulation is a politial theory, but it has also become a deeply pessimistic theory of the end of history and the impossibility of positive change. Sean Cubitt argues for a critical and selective use of the concept.

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