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Title:Apocalypse Postponed
Price:AUD$26.40 (about USD$16.30)
Item ID:SB00-0219520
Publisher:Indiana University Press & British Film Institute, Bloomington, Indiana, 1994
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:Very Good
Indiana University Press & British Film Institute, 1994, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

600 g; VIII, 230 pages, last three pages blank, indexed. Illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of photographs, includes some diagrams etc. Edited by Robert Lumley. An erudite and witty collection of Umberto eco's essays on mass culture from the 1960s through the 1980s, including major pieces which have not been translated into English before. The discussion is framed by opposing characterisations of current intellectuals as apocalyptic and opposed to almost culture, less integrated intellectuals, so much a part of mass culture as to be unaware of serving it. Organised into four main parts "mass culture: Apocalypse postponed," "mass media and the limits of communication," "the rise and fall of counterculture's," and "in search of Italian genius," Eco looks at a variety of topics and cultural productions, including the world of Charlie Brown, distinctions between highbrow and lowbrow, the future of literacy, Chinese comic strips, where the counterculture is exist, Fellini's Ginger and Fred and the Italian genius industry." -- rear fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: philosophy; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0851704182. ISBN/EAN: 9780851704180. Inventory No: 0219520.
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