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July 6, 2009 10:57 AM   Subscribe

SociologyFilter: "We are living in a society in which our perception is directed almost as often to representations as it is to ‘reality’" (Scott Lash). Any recommended writings on this notion, more recent than Baudrillard and Eco, and preferably with an emphasis on film, will be eagerly devoured.
posted by Holly to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Starting somewhere near the beginning ...

The Society of the Spectacle

The Revolution of Everyday Life
posted by ryanshepard at 11:05 AM on July 6, 2009

look at the films of Guy Madin in the spectrum of DeBord and Baudrillard. Correlary writings will undoubtedly pop up.
posted by stratastar at 12:12 PM on July 6, 2009

He's not to everyone's tastes, but that's right down Žižek's alley.
posted by holgate at 1:10 PM on July 6, 2009

Not recent, and focused on TV, but excellent nonetheless: George W S Trow's Within the Context of No Context.
posted by nicwolff at 1:11 PM on July 6, 2009

Response by poster: Thanks to all. Totally unaware of George WS Trow.
posted by Holly at 8:35 AM on July 7, 2009

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