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The Resource Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges

Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges

Label
Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle
Title
Empire of illusion
Title remainder
the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: one, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, able to cope with complexity and to separate illusion from truth. The other, a growing majority, is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. In this "other society," comforting, reassuring images, fantasies, slogans and a celebration of violence push reality, complexity and nuance to the margins. The worse reality becomes, the less a beleaguered population wants to hear about it and the more it distracts itself with squalid pseudo-events of celebrity breakdowns, gossip and trivia. These are the debauched revels of a dying culture.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
  • 302.23
  • 401.4
Index
index present
LC call number
P92.U5
LC item number
H365 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Popular culture
Label
Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index
Contents
The illusion of literacy -- The illusion of love -- The illusion of wisdom -- The illusion of happiness -- The illusion of America
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781568584379
Lccn
2009-13585
Note
"Hardcover first published in 2009 by Nation Books"--T. p. verso.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm301887642
  • 4408-15660
  • (OCoLC)301887642
  • BK0008174451
  • (OCoLC)ocn610157416
  • (OCoLC)610157416
  • (OUa)vtls000745521
  • (OCoLC)ocn301887642
Label
Empire of illusion : the end of literacy and the triumph of spectacle, Chris Hedges
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index
Contents
The illusion of literacy -- The illusion of love -- The illusion of wisdom -- The illusion of happiness -- The illusion of America
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Isbn
9781568584379
Lccn
2009-13585
Note
"Hardcover first published in 2009 by Nation Books"--T. p. verso.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm301887642
  • 4408-15660
  • (OCoLC)301887642
  • BK0008174451
  • (OCoLC)ocn610157416
  • (OCoLC)610157416
  • (OUa)vtls000745521
  • (OCoLC)ocn301887642

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