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Simulacrum America : the USA and the popular media

Author: Elisabeth Kraus; Carolin Auer
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2000.
Series: European studies in American literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the publication of Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation, the volume in which "The Precession of Simulacra" appeared, ever more sophisticated information technologies based on the computer as the simulacrum machine par excellence have offered us powerful new means of manipulating data - and consequently, means of manipulating and inventing 'reality.' The central goal of this book is to unmask false  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Kraus; Carolin Auer
ISBN: 1571131876 9781571131874
OCLC Number: 41404758
Description: 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Simulacrum as sub-text : fiction writing in the face of media representations of American history / Rüdiger Kunow --
Simulacrum vs. death : an American dilemma in Don DeLillo's White noise / Arno Heller --
Experiments on living matter or how to save the narrative from extinction : the unfinished story of Jean Baudrillard's and Don DeLillo's cultural pathology / Michael Stockinger --
Pop goes the novel : avant-pop literature and the tradition of the new / Peter Schneck --
(The) Playing author : narrativity and identity in literature and interactive media / Karin Esders --
Return from the implants : cyberpunk's schizophrenic futures / Pavel Frelik --
Terminal notions of what we may become : synthflesh, cyberreality, and the post-human body / Louis J. Kern --
"Just affix my reality" : Pat Cadigan's constructions of subjectivity / Elisabeth Kraus --
Warp 9 to hyperreality : information velocity and the end of the space age / Alen Vitas --
Interrogation from hyperspace : visions of culture in neuromancer and "war without end" / Herbert Shu-Shun Chan --
Pop as a difference engine : music, markets, and marginality / Ruth Mayer --
Subverting the Tonto sterotype in popular fiction, or, why indians say "Ugh!" / Diane Krumrey --
"A transcript form real life" : the simulated reality of the social reportage / Carolin Auer --
Queering ethnicity, queering sexuality : a paradigmatic shift in the politics of cinematic representation in Cheryl Dunye's The watermelon woman (1996) / Andrea B. Braidt --
About something queer : simulated sexualities in Bound and Showgirls / Jeanne Cortiel --
Hollywood and the decline of European empire / John Trumpbour --
The nation and the void : simulacrum America in an American documentary film / Roberta Maierhofer.
Series Title: European studies in American literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Elisabeth Kraus and Carolin Auer.

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A collection of articles that analyses the role of the media in America from a deconstructionist viewpoint.  Read more...

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