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The image : a guide to pseudo-events in America

Author: Daniel J Boorstin
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Discusses news gathering, celebrity, travel, prestige, and the American dream.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004.
Image.
New York : Vintage Books, 1992
(OCoLC)604582164
Online version:
Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph), 1914-2004.
Image.
New York : Vintage Books, 1992
(OCoLC)607844910
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Boorstin
ISBN: 9780679741800 0679741801
OCLC Number: 1052646644
Notes: "25th anniversary edition with a new foreword by the author and an afterword by George F. Will."
Originally published: 25th anniversary ed. New York : Atheneum, 1987.
Description: x, 319 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: From news gathering to news making: a flood of pseudo-events --
From hero to celebrity: the human pseudo-event --
From traveler to tourist: the lost art of travel --
From shapes to shadows: dissolving forms --
From ideal to image: the search for self-fulfilling prophecies --
From the American dream to American illusions? The self-deceiving magic of prestige --
Suggestions for further reading (and writing).
Responsibility: Daniel J. Boorstin.
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