The Image : A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
by Daniel J. Boorstin


Overview - First Published In 1962, This Wonderfully Provocative Book Introduced The Notion Of "pseudo-events" -- Events Such As Press Conferences And Presidential Debates, Which Are Manufactured Solely In Order To Be Reported -- And The Contemporary Definition Of Celebrity As "a Person Who Is Known For His Well-knownness." Since Then Daniel J. Boorstin's Prophetic Vision Of An America Inundated By Its Own Illusions Has Become An Essential Resource For Any Reader Who Wants To Distinguish The Manifold Deceptions Of Our Culture From Its Few Enduring Truths.

  Read Full Product Description
 
For Delivery
Earliest ship date: October 23, 2019
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
> Check In-Store Availability
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 21 copies from $8.38
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About The Image by Daniel J. Boorstin
 
 
 
Overview
First Published In 1962, This Wonderfully Provocative Book Introduced The Notion Of "pseudo-events" -- Events Such As Press Conferences And Presidential Debates, Which Are Manufactured Solely In Order To Be Reported -- And The Contemporary Definition Of Celebrity As "a Person Who Is Known For His Well-knownness." Since Then Daniel J. Boorstin's Prophetic Vision Of An America Inundated By Its Own Illusions Has Become An Essential Resource For Any Reader Who Wants To Distinguish The Manifold Deceptions Of Our Culture From Its Few Enduring Truths.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780679741800
  • ISBN-10: 0679741801
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: September 1992
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.08 x 5.4 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > United States - 20th Century

 
BAM Customer Reviews