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Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

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Most widely held works by Jean Baudrillard
The vital illusion by Jean Baudrillard( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Dutch and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Aren't we actually sick of sex, of difference, of emancipation, of culture?" With this provocative taunt, Jean Baudrillard challenges us to face up to our deadly, technologically empowered renunciation of mortality and subjectivity as he grapples with the complex issues that define our postmillenial world. What does the advent and proliferation of cloning mean for our sense of ourselves as human beings? What does the turn of the millenium say about our relation to time and history? What does the instantaneous, virutal realm of cyberspace do to reality? In The Vital Illusion, Baudrillard leads his readers to some surprising conclusions."--Jacket
Symbolic exchange and death by Jean Baudrillard( )

111 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and controversial of contemporary social theorists. Translated into English for the first time, this remarkable volume examines the full extent of his critical appraisal of social theories including traditional Marxism, cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, and feminist thought. In particular, it offers the most complete elaboration of Baudrillard's concept of the simulacrum and his reorientation of social theory toward the issues of fashion, the body, and death. Symbolic Exchange and Death, originally published in France in 1976, is a recognized classic and one of the most important sources for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. "Just when everyone is bored with Baudrillard, the academic establishment finally gets it together to translate the po-mo prophet's most important book. First published in 1976, this has appeared piecemeal in various guerrilla translations and already had its cultural effect. It's just a relief to get the full SP on the semiology of the death drive."--I-D "This is easily Jean Baudrillard's most important work. It is a key intervention in the debates on modernity and postmodernity and the site of his postmodern turn. Anyone who wants to understand the complexity and provocativeness of Baudrillard's richest period must read this book."--Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin
The uncollected Baudrillard by Jean Baudrillard( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contains uncollected but unforgotten essays by Baudrillard from the 1960s forward, but with two emphases: on radical political reflection from the 1970s and urban sociology in the broadest sense from the 1960s."--Introduction
The system of objects by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

226 editions published between 1966 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pressing Freudian and Saussurean categories into the service of a basically Marxist perspective, The System of Objects offers a cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society. Baudrillard classifies the everyday objects of the 'new technical order' as functional, nonfunctional and metafunctional. He contrasts 'modern' and 'traditional' functional objects, subjecting home furnishing and interior design to a celebrated semiological analysis. His treatment of nonfunctional or 'marginal' objects focuses on antiques and the psychology of collecting, while the metafunctional category extends to the useless, the aberrant and even the 'schizofunctional'. Finally, Baudrillard deals at length with the implications of credit and advertising for the commodification of everyday life
The consumer society : myths and structures by Jean Baudrillard( )

51 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now available in English, Baudrillard's The Consumer Society examines the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. It makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption as Baudrillard demonstrates that consumption is the axis of culture. This text includes a systematic discussion and application of key themes in Baudrillard's work, such as simulation and the simulacrum, through a rigorous inquiry into 'the social logic of consumption'."--Jacket
For a critique of the political economy of the sign by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

83 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if the problems of modern society don't come from production, but rather consumption and the system of cultural signs? In this classic work from the defining intellectual of the postmodern, Jean Baudrillard, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign takes Marx's critique of political economy and its analysis of the commodity form as the starting point for an analysis of signs and their meaning in modern society. Influenced by Lefebvre's critique of everyday life, Barthes's semiology, and Situationism, Baudrillard analyses how objects are encoded within the system of signs and meanings that constitute contemporary media and consumer societies. Combining semiological studies and sociology of the consumer society, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign contains Baudrillard's most extensive engagement with Marxism and shows him at a critical juncture for the development of his thought
Selected writings by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kean Baudrillard is one of the most topical and controversial theorists in France today. He has played a major role in the development of critical social theory and cultural sociology, and his writings are currently at the center of the 'post-modernism' debate. This volume makes his most important work widely available in English for the first time. It includes selections from the entire range of his writings, from his early work on advertising and commodity culture to his most recent writings on simulation and desire. Throughout the selections Baudrillard stresses the ways in which our lives are embedded in a world if images which have no clear reference and which are reproduced by the new mechanisms of cultural production in contemporary societies. The central themes of Baudrillard's work are outlined in an introduction by Mark Poster. The selections in this volume represent a cross section of Baudrillard's writings from 1968 to 1985 and are drawn mostly from his major books. About half of the selections appear in English translation for the first time
The spirit of terrorism ; and, Other essays by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baudrillard sees the power of terrorism as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but a sacrificial death that challenges a whole system. Where the revolutionary of the past sought to conduct a struggle of real forces in the context of ideology and politics, the new terrorist mounts a powerful symbolic challenge, which, when combined with high-tech resources, constitutes an unprecedented assault on an over-sophisticated and vulnerable West. The new edition is updated with the recent essays 'Hypotheses on Terrorism' and 'Violence of the Global'."--Jacket
Seduction by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

95 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seduction, in French thinker Baudrillard's apocalyptic discourse, is a power of attraction and fascination capable of subverting mechanical, orgasm-centered sexuality and reality in general. Two chief obstacles to unleashing the potentially liberating forces of seduction are the women's movement and psychoanalysis, charges the author of America and Forget Foucault. While recognizing that seduction has a negative side--turning the seduced person away from his/her true thoughts and impulses--Baudrillard is intrigued by the seductive processes at work in the vertigo induced by games, in magic and the lottery, in the transvestite's "total gestural, sensual and ritual" behavior. He decodes pornography as "an orgy of realism," a hyperreality of signs. In his analysis, seduction has itself been corrupted in a world of manufactured desires and ready-made satisfactions. With seductive irony, Baudrillard storms the fragile phallic fortress of patriarchy in this heady, sometimes obscure meditation. -- Description from (Dec. 26, 2012)
Simulacra and simulation by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book marked the author's first important step toward theorizing the postmodern condition. Moving away from Marxist and Freudian approaches, he develops here a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure, using the concepts of the simulacrum (the copy without an original) and simulation to address the concept of mass reproduction and reproduciability characteristic of electronic media culture
The Gulf War did not take place by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

46 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first English translation of Baudrillard's extraordinary collection of essays written during and after the hostilities in the Middle East. This is a penetrating and provocative analysis of the unfolding drama using the author's concepts of simulation and the hyperreal. Paul Patton's introduction surveying the debate aroused by the conflict argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the events, correctly identified the political stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order
The perfect crime by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

42 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency, on our social lives of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality
The illusion of the end by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year 2000, the end of the millennium: is this anything other than a mirage, the illusion of an end, like so many other imaginary end-points which have littered the path of history? In this book, Baudrillard argues that the notion of the end is part of the phantasy of a linear history
Impossible exchange by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything starts out from impossible exchange. The uncertainty of the world lies in the fact that it has no equivalent anywhere; it cannot be exchanged for anything. The uncertainty of thought lies in the fact that it cannot be exchanged either for truth or for reality." "Jean Baudrillard's now familiar investigations into reality and hyper-reality shift here into a more metaphysical frame. Working his way through the various spheres and systems of everyday life - the political, the juridical, the economical, the aesthetic, the biological, among others - he finds that they are all characterised by the same non-equivalence, and hence the same eccentricity. Literally, they have no meaning outside themselves and cannot be exchanged for anything. Politics is laden with signs and meanings, but seen from the outside it has no meaning. Schemes for genetic experimentation and investigation are becoming infinitely ramified, and the more ramified they become the more the crucial question is left unanswered: who rules over life, who rules over death?" "Baudrillard's conclusion is that the true formula of contemporary nihilism lies here: the nihilism of value itself. This is our fate, and from this stem both the happiest and the most baleful consequences. This book might be said to be the exploration, first, of the 'fateful' consequences, and subsequently - by a poetic transference of situation - of the fortunate, happy consequences of impossible exchange."--Jacket
The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text contemplates Western culture "after the orgy" - the revolutions of the 1960s. The author argues that the sexual revolution has led not to sexual liberation but to a reign of transvestism, to a confusion of the categories of man and woman, and a "transaesthetic realm of indifference"
The mirror of production by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in English and Multiple languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are the concepts of labor and of production adaptable to a developing industrial society? What is the meaning of "pre-industrial organization"? In attempting to answer these questions, Jean Baudrillard examines the lessons of Marxism which has created a productivist model and a fetishism of labor. He argues that we must break the mirror of production which "reflects all of Western metaphysics," and free the Marxist logic from the restrictive context of political economy whence it was born. A book certain to provide serious and much needed debate. -- publisher description
Screened out by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World-renowned for his lively and often iconoclastic reading of contemporary culture and thought, Jean Baudrillard here turns his hand to topical political debates and issues. In this collection of journalistic essays Baudrillard addresses subjects ranging from those already established as his trademark (virtual reality, Disney, television) to more unusual topics such as the Western intervention in Bosnia, children's rights, Holocaust revisionism, AIDS, the Rushdie fatwa, Formula One racing, mad cow disease, genetic cloning, and the uselessness of Chirac. These are coruscating and intriguing articles, not least because they show that Baudrillard is - pace his critics - still susceptible and alert to influences from social movements and the world beyond the hyperreal."--Jacket
Passwords by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his analysis of the deep social trends rooted in production, consumption, and the symbolic, Jean Baudrillard touches the very heart of the concerns of the generation currently rebelling against the framework of the consumer society. With the ever-greater mediatization of society, Baudrillard argues that we are witnessing the virtualization of our world, a disappearance of reality itself, and perhaps the impossibility of any exchange at all. This disenchanted perspective has become the rallying point for all those who reject the traditional sociological and philosophical paradigms of our age. -- Publisher description
Simulations by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

111 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways of the New World
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The vital illusion
Symbolic exchange and deathThe uncollected BaudrillardThe system of objectsThe consumer society : myths and structuresFor a critique of the political economy of the signSelected writingsThe spirit of terrorism ; and, Other essaysSeduction
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Baudrillard J.

Baudrillard J. 1929-2007

Baudrillard Jean

Baudrillard, Jean 1929-

Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Bodrìâr, Žan.

Bodrijar, Žan

Bodrijar, Žan 1929-2007

Bodrijar, Zjan 1929-2007

Bodrijaras Žanas

Bodrijārs, Žans 1929-2007

Bōntrigiar, Zan, 1929-2007

Jean Baudrillard

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Pōtriyā, L̲ān̲ 1929-2007

Бодрийaр, Жан 1929-2007

Бодрийар Ж

Бодрийар Ж. 1929-2007

Бодрийар, Жан, 1929-2007

Бодрийяр Жан

Бодрийяр, Жан 1929-2007

Бодрихар, Жан, 1929-2007

Бодрияр, Жан, 1929-2007

Бодријар, Жан 1929-2007

Жан Бадрыяр

Жан Бодрийяр французский социолог, культуролог и философ-постмодернист, фотограф

Жан Бодрияр

Жан Бодријар

Жан Бодрійяр

Жан Бодрійяр французький філософ та соціолог

בודריאר, ז'אן, 1929-2007

בודריר, ז'ן 1929-2007

ז'אן בודריאר

ז'אן בודריאר פילוסוף צרפתי

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ژان بودریار مترجم، عکاس، و فیلسوف فرانسوی

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