The Ecstasy of Communication / Edition 1

The Ecstasy of Communication / Edition 1

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by Jean Baudrillard, Bernard Schütze, Caroline Schütze
     
 

Baudrillard leaves behind his older and better-known concept of the "simulacrum" and tackles the new problem of digital technology acquiring organicity.See more details below

Overview

Baudrillard leaves behind his older and better-known concept of the "simulacrum" and tackles the new problem of digital technology acquiring organicity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936756363
Publisher:
Semiotexte/Smart Art
Publication date:
06/01/1988
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x (h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Baudrillard (1929—2007) was a philosopher, sociologist, cultural critic, and theorist of postmodernity who challenged all existing theories of contemporary society with humor and precision. An outsider in the French intellectual establishment, he was internationally renowned as a twenty-first century visionary,reporter, and provocateur.

Jean-Louis Violeau is a sociologist and researcher at the "Architecture-Culture-Société" laboratory of the Ecole d'architecture de Paris-Malaquais in Paris. His most recent book is Les Architectes et Mai 68.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Baudrillard, the Ghost 9

Introduction 17

1 The Ecstasy of Communication 19

2 Rituals of Transparency 31

3 Metamorphosis, Metaphor, Metastasis 43

4 Seduction, or The Superficial Abyss 51

5 From the System of Objects to the Destiny of the Object 65

6 Why Theory? 79

Conclusion 83

Notes 85

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