THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Political hyperreality: the image of America in postmodernism

2015. №1, pp. 96-102

Alasaniya Kira Yu. - Ph.D. (Political Sciences), Associate Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University, GSP-1, 27 Lomonosovskiy ave., Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation, alasaniak@yandex.ru

The article examines a postmodernist concept of hyperreality in the political context. A specific interest is connected with analyzing this concept in terms of the real state - the United States of America. The works of the outstanding postmodernist philosophers Umberto Eco and Jean Baudrillard are examined in the text of the article. The parallelisms in interpreting the phenomenon of political hyperreality by these two authors are revealed; the differences in their understanding of this notion are shown.

Key words: гиперреальность, постмодернизм, политика, власть, государство, идеология, симуляция, подделка, копия, оригинал, истина, культура, hyperreality, postmodernism, politics, power, state, ideology, simulation, fake, copy, original, truth, culture

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