The Resource Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond, Douglas Kellner

Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond, Douglas Kellner

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Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond
Title
Jean Baudrillard
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from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond
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Douglas Kellner
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eng
Summary
"This is the first full-scale critique in English of the work of Jean Baudrillard, a fascinating French thinker who has, during the past twenty years, opened new lines of cultural thought and discourse while sharply questioning many of the Marxian, Freudian, and structuralist positions that were characteristic of the previous era of radical social theory. ... The author argues that through today, Baudrillard is celebrated as one of the most innovative thinkers in the discourses of poststructuralism and postmodernism, his reception has been remarkably uncritical and ahistorical. There has been little analysis of his complex intellectual trajectory, of his involvement in a series of debates within the French post-May 1968 intellectual scene, and of his dramatic transformations in thinking and writing in the 1970's and 1980's. In this book, the author begins the process of mapping out, contextualizing, and critically appraising Baudrillard's trajectory. He deals first with Baudrillard's early writings, notably The System of Objects and the Consumer Society, which form the original matrix of his thought. The remainder of the book is organized thematically, analyzing Baudrillard's early development of a neo-Marxian social theory (The Mirror of Production), his break with Marxism (Symbolic Exchange and Death), his turn to a postmodern position (Forget Foucault and Of Seduction), and the surprising developments in his work of the 1970's and 1980's (America and The Devine Left)."--Cover
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1943-
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Kellner, Douglas
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index present
LC call number
HM22.F8
LC item number
B385 1989
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Baudrillard, Jean
  • Baudrillard, Jean
  • Baudrillard, Jean
  • Baudrillard, Jean
  • Sociology
  • Marxian school of sociology
  • Postmodernism
  • Filosofía francesa
  • Economía política francesa
  • Política económica
  • Marxian school of sociology
  • Postmodernism
  • Sociology
  • France
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Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond, Douglas Kellner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-241) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Commodities, needs and consumption in the consumer society. Starting point : The system of objects ; The consumer society ; For a critique of the political economy of the sign ; Baudrillard and political economy -- 2. Beyond Marxism. Marx, needs and use values ; Marx and The mirror of production ; Baudrillard's politics and the critique of French communism -- 3. Media, simulations, and the end of the social. On the way to postmodernity ; McLuhan, media and information ; Simulation, hyperreality and implosion ; The end of the social? ; Baudrillard, poststructuralism and Nietzsche -- 4. The postmodern carnival. Fashion, the body and sexuality ; Life, death and sign fetishism ; Postmodern art, architecture and sign culture ; Nihilism and postmodernity -- 5. Provocations. Beyond Freud and the mirror of desire ; Forget Foucault ; Baudrillard's affront to feminism : De la séduction ; Baudrillardian polemics and the French cultural scene -- 6. The metaphysical imaginary. Fatal strategies and the supremacy of the object ; America ; 'Forget Baudrillard' and L'autre par lui-même ; Baudrillard and the return of metaphysics -- 7. Beyond Baudrillard. The divine left ; The ecstasy of Baudrillard ; For radical social theory and politics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780804717380
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
89061006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21045329
  • (OCoLC)ocm21045329
Label
Jean Baudrillard : from Marxism to postmodernism and beyond, Douglas Kellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Commodities, needs and consumption in the consumer society. Starting point : The system of objects ; The consumer society ; For a critique of the political economy of the sign ; Baudrillard and political economy -- 2. Beyond Marxism. Marx, needs and use values ; Marx and The mirror of production ; Baudrillard's politics and the critique of French communism -- 3. Media, simulations, and the end of the social. On the way to postmodernity ; McLuhan, media and information ; Simulation, hyperreality and implosion ; The end of the social? ; Baudrillard, poststructuralism and Nietzsche -- 4. The postmodern carnival. Fashion, the body and sexuality ; Life, death and sign fetishism ; Postmodern art, architecture and sign culture ; Nihilism and postmodernity -- 5. Provocations. Beyond Freud and the mirror of desire ; Forget Foucault ; Baudrillard's affront to feminism : De la séduction ; Baudrillardian polemics and the French cultural scene -- 6. The metaphysical imaginary. Fatal strategies and the supremacy of the object ; America ; 'Forget Baudrillard' and L'autre par lui-même ; Baudrillard and the return of metaphysics -- 7. Beyond Baudrillard. The divine left ; The ecstasy of Baudrillard ; For radical social theory and politics
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 246 pages
Isbn
9780804717380
Isbn Type
(hard)
Lccn
89061006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21045329
  • (OCoLC)ocm21045329

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