THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Fantasy as a simulacrum

2015. 4, pp. 272-277

Demina A.V. - Assistant, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishcheva Str., Astrakhan, 414056, Russian Federation,

The author of this article substantiates the provision of simulation fantasy nature, based on the lack of a model-referent in fantasy and display in the works of fantasy a “secondary”, a non-existent reality. This approach allows us to consider this phenomenon of contemporary culture as a kind of simulacrum of the third order, according to the theory of French postmodern philosopher Jean Baudrillard's.

Key words: , , , , -, , fantasy, simulacrum, contemporary culture, simulation, model-referent, secondary reality