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SOCY 225 Week 6 A Lecture
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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 225
Professor
Richard Day
Semester
Winter

Description
SOCY 225 Week 6a Postmodern condition: modernity coming to an awareness of its own limits Truman era: peace, democracy – a lot of people (especially euro colonial era) like this • Dehumanizing to be part of an urban society with machines • European modernity starting to realize – reflexive modernity Jean Baudrillard  • French intellectual, academic  • Didn’t cite anyone • “Disneyland is presented as an imaginary in order to make us believe that the rest  is real, when in all actual fact LA and America is no longer real, but of the order  of the hyper real and of simulation • Disneyland isn’t reality to fantasy – you are already in a fantasy • Simulacrum – dictionary says any picture like entity that stands for some other  entity  ▯image or representation 4 Phases of the Image/ 3 Orders of Simulacra/ The Break with Representation Premodern: (Europe) 
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