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Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum By Marc Schuster ...

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Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and the Consumer Conundrum

Table of Contents

Foreword

ix

Acknowledgments

xiii

Introduction: The Number Justifies Itself: Don DeLillo, Jean Baudrillard, and Consumer Culture

1

Chapter 1: Shopping for Its Own Sake: Don DeLillo's System of Objects

9

Chapter 2: Escaping the Third Person Singular: Americana and the Semiotic Challenge

31

Chapter 3: Another Media Event? Players and the Specter of Terrorism

53

Chapter 4: Calculating Terror: Signification and Symbolic Exchange in The Names

75

Chapter 5: Seduction of the Ambivalent: Fatal Strategy in Libra

93

Chapter 6: One Beat Away from Elevator Music: Mao II and the Artist in Opposition

111

Chapter 7: To Vandalize Their Eyeballs: Underworld's Graffiti Instinct

135