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The culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles, Hillel Schwartz

Label
The culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles
Title
The culture of the copy
Title remainder
striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles
Statement of responsibility
Hillel Schwartz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Culture of the Copy is an unprecedented attempt to make sense of the Western fascination with replicas, duplicates, and twins. Hillel Schwartz charts the repercussions of our entanglement with copies of all kinds, whose presence alternately sustains and overwhelms us. Through intriguing, and at time humorous, historical analysis and case studies in contemporary culture, Schwartz investigates a stunning array of simulacra - counterfeits, decoys, mannequins, and portraits; ditto marks, genetic cloning, war games, and camouflage; instant replays, digital imaging, parrots, and photocopies; wax museums, apes, and art forgeries, not to mention the very notion of the Real McCoy. His examination of a wide range of modernist, feminist, and postmodern theories about replication and mechanical reproduction culminates with the following compelling question: How have the ethical dilemmas central to so many fields of endeavor become inseparable from the pursuit of copies - of the natural world, or our own creations, indeed of our very selves? This book is an innovative blend of micro-sociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection of interest to anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwartz, Hillel
Dewey number
128
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF637.D65
LC item number
S38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Doppelgängers
  • Impostor phenomenon
  • Copying
  • Twins
  • Twins
  • Impersonation
  • Copying
  • Copying processes
  • Authenticity (Philosophy)
Label
The culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles, Hillel Schwartz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34517630
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
565 pages
Isbn
9780942299359
Lccn
96010162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles, Hillel Schwartz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-534) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34517630
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
565 pages
Isbn
9780942299359
Lccn
96010162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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