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Fabricating the Absolute Fake: 'america' in Contemporary Pop Culture

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From the pageantry of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show to the Atlanta-based Coca-Cola empire, American "pop" culture--and the contemporary films, television programs, and cultural objects that determine it--dominates the rest of the world through its hegemonic presence. Does that make everyone a hybridized American or do these elements find mediation within the other cultures that consume them? Fabricating the Absolute Fake applies elements of postmodern theory--Jean Baudrillard's hyperreality and Umberto Eco's "absolute ...

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Fabricating the Absolute Fake: 'america' in Contemporary Pop Culture
2008, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789053564929

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