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Megalopolis: Contemporary Cultural Sensibilities was published by University of Minnesota Press in 1992. Translated to Spanish (Monte Avila Editores, 1993) and Portuguese (Studio Nobel, 1998) it became a classic on postmodernity and is used in colleges and universities worldwide. Arguing that contemporary experience is mainly vicarious, that is, mediated by images and events, the book discusses the impact of high technology on daily life, the fears underlying the retro fashion of the 50’s and 60’s, the meaning and modes of perception of religious kitsch, the different expressions of urban decadence, and the nuances of the integration of American culture in Latin America and of «latin» culture in the US.
Megalopolis is now out of print.