Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings / Edition 2

Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings / Edition 2

by Jean Baudrillard
     
 

"Jean Baudrillard, alternately provocative and astonishing, is one of the leading theorists of media and culture. Regarded by many as the chief prophet of postmodernism, his writings raise important issues about the changing nature of social and political life in our contemporary, media-saturated age." "This book makes his most important writings available in a single… See more details below

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"Jean Baudrillard, alternately provocative and astonishing, is one of the leading theorists of media and culture. Regarded by many as the chief prophet of postmodernism, his writings raise important issues about the changing nature of social and political life in our contemporary, media-saturated age." "This book makes his most important writings available in a single volume. It includes selections from the entire range of his work, from his early writings on consumer culture and the political economy of the sign to his more recent work on desire, simulation and the "hyperreal"."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804742733
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
2
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on the Translation
Introduction1
1The System of Objects13
2Consumer Society32
3For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign60
4The Mirror of Production101
5Symbolic Exchange and Death122
6On Seduction152
7Simulacra and Simulations169
8Fatal Strategies188
9The Masses: The Implosion of the Social in the Media210
10Cool Memories223
11The Gulf War Did Not Take Place231
12The Illusion of the End254
13The Perfect Crime266
14Paroxysm: Interviews with Philippe Petit276
Index292

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