Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and most controversial of contemporary social theorists. This major work occupies a central place in the rethinking of the humanities and social sciences around the idea of postmodernism.
It leads the reader on an exhilarating tour encompassing the end of Marxism, the enchantment of fashion, symbolism about sex and the body, and the relations between economic exchange and death. Most significantly, the book represents Baudrillard's fullest elaboration of the concept of the three orders of the simulacra, defining the historical passage from production to reproduction to simulation.
A classic in its field, Symbolic Exchange and Death is a key source for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. Baudrillard's critical gaze appraises social theories as diverse as cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, feminism, Marxism, communications theory and semiotics.
This English translation begins with a new introductory essay.
|Series:||Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series|
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction - Mike GaneThe End of ProductionThe Order of SimulacraFashion, or The Enchanting Spectacle of the CodeThe Body, or The Mass Grave of SignsPolitical Economy and DeathThe Extermination of the Name of God