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Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Works: 901 works in 3,468 publications in 24 languages and 61,638 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Miscellanea  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Honoree, Performer, Interviewer, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: HB801, 194
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Most widely held works by Jean Baudrillard
The consumer society myths and structures by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

147 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available in English for the first time, Jean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. Many of the themes which would make Baudrillard famous appear here for the first time. The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society. A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard's extraordinary prescience for flagging vital sub
The vital illusion by Jean Baudrillard( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,788 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( )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimed at students and academics in social and cultural theory, this book presents Baurillard's critical appraisal of social theories as diverse as traditional Marxism, cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, feminist thought, communications theory and semiotics
Simulacra and simulation by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

44 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jean Baudrillard, alternately provocative and astonishing, is one of the leading theorists of media and culture. Regarded by many as the chief prophet of postmodernism, his writings raise important issues about the changing nature of social and political life in our contemporary, media-saturated age." "This book makes his most important writings available in a single volume. It includes selections from the entire range of his work, from his early writings on consumer culture and the political economy of the sign to his more recent work on desire, simulation and the "hyperreal"."--Jacket
The uncollected Baudrillard by Jean Baudrillard( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Baudrillard is generally recognized as one of the most important and provocative contemporary social theorists. But in the English speaking world, his reputation is largely based on books published after the 1960s, as he moved towards becoming the premier commentator on postmodernism
The system of objects by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 815 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 spirit of terrorism and requiem for the Twin Towers by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We have seen many world events, and recent years have been filled with any number of violent ones, from wars to genocides. But until September 11 we had no symbolic event on a world scale that marked a setback for globalization itself. With the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we are confronted, says Baudrillard, with the pure event which concentrates in itself all the events which have never taken place. And we had all dreamt of this event because it was impossible not to dream of the destruction of American monopolistic power." "Continuing an analysis developed over many years, Baudrillard sees the power of the terrorist as lying in the symbolism of this slaughter. Not merely the reality of death, but a sacrificial death which challenges the whole system. Where the past revolutionary 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, vulnerable West."--BOOK JACKET
The Gulf War did not take place by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cool memories by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

64 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Système des objets by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

120 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les objets en particulier n'épuisent pas leur sens dans leur matérialité et leur fonction pratique. Leur diffusion au gré des finalités de la production, la ventilation incohérente des besoins dans le monde des objets, leur sujétion aux consignes versatiles de la mode : tout cela, apparent, ne doit pas nous cacher que les objets tendent à se constituer en un système cohérent de signes, à partir duquel seulement peut s'élaborer un concept de la consommation
The illusion of the end by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Postmodern sociologist-prophet Jean Baudrillard examines the legacy of the 1960s, the "orgy" that, he argues, gave birth to our age of dizzying simulation, reproduction, eclecticism, and prosthesis. Explaining how sexual liberation confused the categories of man and woman, artistic innovation conjured a 'transaesthetic realm of indifference', and political revolution perpetuated a diorama world of political forms, Baudrillard uncovers a culture of empty rights that forces us to come to terms with a dramatic new perspective on Evil and conduct a fundamental reassessment of otherness. Working through these contemporary riddles, The Transparency of Evil transforms the way we understand the jumble of our daily lives - from the gyrations of the stock market to those of Michael Jackson. -- Back cover
In the shadow of the silent majorities, or, the end of the social, and other essays by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singular objects of architecture by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging conversation bridges architecture and philosophy as Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel discuss such topics as the city of tomorrow and the ideal of transparency, the gentrification of New York City, and Frank Gehry's surprising Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Nouvel prompts Baudrillard to reflect on his signature concepts (the virtual, transparency, fatal strategies, oblivion, and seduction), and the confrontation between philosophical concerns and the specificity of architecture creates novel and striking formulations - and new ways of understanding the connections between the practitioner and the philosopher, the object and the idea."--Cover
L'échange symbolique et la mort by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la différence des sociétés primitives ou traditionnelles, il n'y a plus d'échange symbolique au niveau des sociétés modernes, plus comme forme organisatrice. C'est peut-être pourquoi le symbolique les hante comme leur propre mort, comme une exigence sans cesse barrée par la loi de la valeur
Seduction by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and French and held by 547 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)
The conspiracy of art : manifestos, interviews, essays by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1996 Jean Baudrillard scandalized the art world by denouncing a "conspiracy" of art. But most missed the point. He wasn't attacking art, because art has ceased to exist - only its claim to privilege. Spiraling from aesthetic nullity to commercial frenzy, art has entered a "transaesthetic" state. The Conspiracy of Art examines its complicitous dance with politics, economics, and media, including Abu Ghraib's reality show. Baudrillard reveals the premises of his "radical thought" in the absurdist logic of pataphysics (his first unpublished text on Alfred Jarry), and in the Theater of Cruelty (a talk on Antonin Artaud with life-long collaborator Sylvere Lotringer)."--BOOK JACKET
For a critique of the political economy of the sign by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Per una critica dell'economia politica del segno è uno dei lavori più significativi di Jean Baudrillard, nonché un capolavoro del pensiero radicale degli anni Settanta. Un libro del 1972, ma sotto l'influsso del maggio Sessantotto, cui l'autore partecipò attivamente e che segnò la sua riflessione negli anni seguenti. Baudrillard prende le mosse da una lettura "eretica" del Capitale e di altri testi marxiani. Il suo è un tentativo di coglierne il portato più innovativo, mostrandone al contempo i limiti nell'interpretazione dello stadio più avanzato della società capitalistica. Già Marx sottolineava l'avvenuta sussunzione del valore d'uso delle merci, nell'economia mercantile, da parte del valore di scambio. Oltrepassando lo stesso marxismo, Baudrillard postula la preminenza di una economia del desiderio. La produzione, nella sua ottica, non è basata su una supposta utilità naturale degli oggetti, né il valore delle merci può esser determinato dal lavoro umano. Piuttosto, Baudrillard si richiama al sistema di scambio delle società primitive, basato sul potlàch, l'economia del dono. Il segreto dell'economia, il suo non detto, non andrebbe cercato nella produzione, ma nella dépense, nella distruzione e dispersione a titolo gratuito di beni, legato a guerre, feste e orge
Pour une critique de l'économie politique du signe by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

52 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vérité depuis longtemps reconnue dans le secteur de la production économique, à savoir que nulle part n'apparait plus la valeur d'usage, doit aujourd'hui être reconnuem pour Jean Baudrillard, dans la sphère de la consommation et du système culturel en général, a savoir que tout y est produit comme signe et comme valeur d'échange
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Alternative Names
Baudrillard, J.

Baudrillard, J. 1929-2007

Baudrillard, Jean

Baudrillard, Jean 1929-

Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Bodrìâr, Žan.

Bodrijar, Žan

Bodrijārs, Žans 1929-2007

Jean Baudrillard

Pōtriyā, Ḻāṉ

Pōtriyā, L̲ān̲ 1929-2007

Бодрийaр, Жан 1929-2007

Бодрийяр, Жан 1929-2007

ボードリヤール, ジャン

The vital illusionSymbolic exchange and deathSimulacra and simulationSelected writingsThe uncollected BaudrillardThe system of objectsThe spirit of terrorism and requiem for the Twin TowersThe Gulf War did not take place