The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

| March 24, 2011

Title: The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher: Vintage Books

Call No.: E169.12 .B66 1992

From the Publisher:

The author introduces the seminal concept of “pseudo-events”–such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are staged solely for publicity–and redefines celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” The result is an essential resource that distinguishes the deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.

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