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The war of dreams : exercises in ethno-fiction

Author: Marc Augé
Publisher: London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 1999.
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this study, Augé continues his critical exploration of contemporary modernity with an examination of dreams, myth and fiction in the age of satellite TV and the Internet - a world in which information overload threatens to colonize us all.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Augé
ISBN: 0745313892 9780745313894 0745313841 9780745313849
OCLC Number: 40943336
Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Look Out! --
The Nub of the Situation: the Perception of the Other in Our Time --
What is at Stake: Dream, Myth, Fiction. The Ambiguities of the Dream. Assessing the Plurality of the Self. The Three Axes of the Imaginary --
Antecedents: the Colonised Image and the Colonised Dream. Dreams, Visions, Stories. The War of Images. Between Two Myths --
The Theatre of Operations: From the Imaginary to the 'All-Fictional'. The Triangle of the Imagination: Substitution-Overlaying. The Screen Phase. Story-Telling and Freedom. From Narrative to the 'All-Fictional'.
Series Title: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Other Titles: Guerre des rêves.
Responsibility: Marc Augé ; translated by Liz Heron.
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‘Intrepid explorer of modernity, Marc Augé invites us to take a look at one of the most unsettling aspects of our world: the invasion of reality by fiction.’ --Le Monde

 
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