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The Resource Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS, Peter Conrad

Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS, Peter Conrad

Label
Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS
Title
Mythomania
Title remainder
tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS
Statement of responsibility
Peter Conrad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Despite our culture's proclaimed respect for scientific reason, we live in a society that is no less bedazzled - and bedevilled - by myth than those of our remote ancestors. Roland Barthes first examined the mythical resonances of consumer products in the 1950s. Far from being demystified, consumerism has since morphed into a universal religion, its compulsory ritual of shopping essential to our economic survival. Myth has also invaded the political realm, as terrorists brandish black flags and recite theological mantras as they martyr themselves. Peter Conrad's exhilarating book exposes the absurdity and occasional insanity of our godforsaken, demon-haunted contemporary culture
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1948-
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Conrad, Peter
Dewey number
  • 306'.09'051
  • 306.09051
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Civilization, Modern
  • Society
Label
Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS, Peter Conrad
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780500292587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500292587
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Mythomania : tales of our times, from Apple to ISIS, Peter Conrad
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780500292587
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780500292587
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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