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Author Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007.

Title Symbolic exchange and death / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Iain Hamilton Grant ; with an introduction by Mike Gane
Published London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 1993


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Description xiv, 254 pages ; 25 cm
Series Theory, culture & society
Theory, culture & society (Unnumbered)
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction - Mike Gane -- The End of Production -- The Order of Simulacra -- Fashion, or The Enchanting Spectacle of the Code -- The Body, or The Mass Grave of Signs -- Political Economy and Death -- The Extermination of the Name of God
Summary 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
Analysis Philosophy
Notes Originally published: L'Ă©change symbolique et la mort
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-247) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Translation of: Echange symbolique et la mort
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Subject Death.
Social psychology.
Symbolism (Psychology)
LC no. 93085813
ISBN 0803983980
0803983999 (paperback)
Other Titles Échange symbolique et la mort. English