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Author Radia, Pavlina.

Title Ecstatic Consumption: The Spectacle of Global Dystopia in Contemporary American Literature.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: The Spectacle of Consumption; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Part II: The Ecstasy of (Multi)Culturalism; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Part III: The Global Appetite for Dystopia; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary While modernity aspired to "fix" radical alienation through aesthetics by assigning an ethical value to narratives, contemporary literature and the arts are no longer immune to the impact of commodity culture amplified by globalization. In the world of commodity, corporate logic, and cyborgs, the very notion of identity is frequently turned into a spectacle. Yet, it is also simultaneously mobilized by the search for what Jean Baudrillard describes as the "ecstatic" form that materializes aesthetics. Ecstatic Consumption: The Spectacle of Global Dystopia in Contemporary American Literature inve.
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Subject Dystopias in literature.
Consumption (Economics) in literature.
American fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Original 1443897965 9781443897969 (OCoLC)959329753
ISBN 9781443848138 (electronic bk.)
1443848131 (electronic bk.)