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Author Butler, Rex.

Title Jean Baudrillard : the defence of the real / Rex Butler
Published London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 1999


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Description viii, 181 pages
Series Core cultural theorists
Core cultural theorists.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- Reading Baudrillard in His Own Terms -- Simulation -- Seduction -- Doubling -- Conclusion -- Judging Baudrillard in His Own Terms
Summary "Baudrillard is a controversial figure. His work tends to fascinate and infuriate readers in equal numbers. Yet there is no doubting his importance to the key debates in culture and theory over the last ten years." "A prolific author, readers sometimes find it difficult to tease out the consistencies in Baudrillard's arguments. This book seeks to redress the balance. It aims to go beyond his writings on consumer objects, the Gulf War and America, to identify the fundamental logic that underpins his writings. It does this through a series of close readings of his main texts, paying particular attention to the form and internal coherence of his arguments."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [173]-176
Subject Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007.
Critical theory.
Philosophy, French -- 20th century.
Sociologists -- France.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
LC no. 98061734
ISBN 0761958320
0761958339 (paperback)
Other Titles Defence of the real