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.