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Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Works: 1,016 works in 3,249 publications in 7 languages and 57,719 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Illustrator, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Performer, Adapter, Interviewer
Classifications: HB801, 194
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Most widely held works by Jean Baudrillard
The vital illusion by Jean Baudrillard ( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,603 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."--BOOK JACKET
The consumer society myths and structures by Jean Baudrillard ( )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,291 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
Symbolic exchange and death by Jean Baudrillard ( )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,278 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."--Publisher's description
Selected writings by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
36 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,086 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"."--BOOK JACKET
The uncollected Baudrillard by Jean Baudrillard ( )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 873 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
Simulacra and simulation by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La société de consommation ses mythes, ses structures by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
87 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse le phénomène de la consommation des objets dans nos sociétés occidentales et montre comment les grandes corporations technocratiques provoquent des désirs irrépressibles, créant des hiérarchies sociales nouvelles qui ont remplacé les anciennes différences de classe
The illusion of the end by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The system of objects by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 620 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
Le Système des objets by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
96 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 605 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. C'est la logique et la stratégie de ce système d'objets, où se noue une complicité profonde entre les investissements psychologiques et les impératifs sociaux de prestige, entre les mécanismes projectifs et le jeu complexe des modèles et des séries, qui sont analysées ici
The Gulf War did not take place by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 523 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
Seduction by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 505 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)
Pour une critique de l'économie politique du signe by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
47 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in French and English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cool memories by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For a critique of the political economy of the sign by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simulations by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mirror of production by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and Multiple languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conspiracy of art : manifestos, interviews, essays by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 399 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
L'échange symbolique et la mort by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
43 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in French and held by 392 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
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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
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