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From the sierras of New Mexico to the streets of New York and LA by night--"a sort of luminous, geometric, incandescent immensity"--Baudrillard mixes aperçus and observations with a wicked sense of fun to provide a unique insight into the country that dominates our world. In this new edition, leading cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer offers a thoughtful and perceptive take on the continued resonance of Baudrillard's America

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France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveller's tales from the land of hyperreality.

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.

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Jean Baudrillardwas born in Rheims in 1929 and now lives in Paris. He taught sociology at the University of Nanterre and is the author of Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, and Fragments, among others.

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ISBN:
9781844676828
Author:
Baudrillard, Jean
Publisher:
Verso
Introduction by:
DYER, GEOFF
Introduction:
DYER, GEOFF
Author:
Turner, Chris
Author:
DYER, GEOFF
Subject:
Social
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
philosophy;theory;travel;postmodernism;cultural studies;non-fiction;essays;french;sociology;france;critical theory;baudrillard;usa;criticism;cultural criticism;culture;american studies;20th century;america
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New Edition
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20100931
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.72x5.17x.48 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveller's tales from the land of hyperreality.
"Synopsis" by , Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.
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