Jean Baudrillard: Selected Writings / Edition 2

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Overview

"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.
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'Jean Baudrillard continues to be an illuminating thinker as we move into the new high-tech millennium that he has anticipated in his writings of the past decades. Mark Poster's collection contains key texts from the entire trajectory of Baudrillard's work. Featuring new translations and concluding with a recent interview, Selected Writings provides access to one of the most important writers of our time.'

Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804742733
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Baudrillard is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris X, Nanterre. Mark Poster is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Notes on the Translation
Introduction 1
1 The System of Objects 13
2 Consumer Society 32
3 For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign 60
4 The Mirror of Production 101
5 Symbolic Exchange and Death 122
6 On Seduction 152
7 Simulacra and Simulations 169
8 Fatal Strategies 188
9 The Masses: The Implosion of the Social in the Media 210
10 Cool Memories 223
11 The Gulf War Did Not Take Place 231
12 The Illusion of the End 254
13 The Perfect Crime 266
14 Paroxysm: Interviews with Philippe Petit 276
Index 292
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