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    Get real: how to see through the hype, spin and lies of modern life

    Glaser, Eliane (2013) Get real: how to see through the hype, spin and lies of modern life. London, UK: Fourth Estate. ISBN 9780007416820.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Oil companies advertise their green credentials. Long-hours employees play table football at work. Billionaires organise ‘grassroots’ political movements. Cuts that target the poor are billed as progressive. To Eliane Glaser, these are all signs of the maddeningly surreal gap between appearance and reality in modern life. With the melting away of conflicts between East and West in the Cold War and Right and Left in our politics, the big ideologies were consigned to history. But ‘Get Real’ argues that agendas never really disappeared. They just went undercover, creating a looking-glass world in which reality is spun and vested interests appear in disguise. ‘Get Real’ is a passionate yet entertaining guide to spotting and decoding the delusions we live by – from plus-size models to home-grown veg; from natural childbirth to iphone apps. Only then can we improve our world for real.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 14:16
    Last Modified: 31 Mar 2014 14:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/9483

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