America /
Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Chris Turner.
London ; New York : Verso, 1989.
x, 129 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
0860912205 :
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London ; New York : Verso, 1989.
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Translation of: Amérique.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1989-01-01:
Like de Tocqueville before him, Baudrillard, a French social scientist, is in search of the American ethos. His little essay, however, lacks the substance, perspicacity, and originality of a Democracy in America . Rather, Baudrillard's analysis tends to be grandiloquent and sometimes hackneyed, as when he observes ``Americans believe in facts, but not in facticity , '' and ``The cinema and TV are America's reality!'' In addition, the book is overpriced. Not recommended. Kenneth F. Kister, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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