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Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Works: 866 works in 3,616 publications in 28 languages and 63,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Interviews  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator, Editor, zxx, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Performer, Contributor, Collaborator, Adapter, Interviewer
Classifications: HB801, 194
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Simulacra and simulation by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

81 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aujourd'hui l'abstraction n'est plus celle de la carte, du double, du miroir ou du concept. La simulation n'est plus celle d'un territoire, d'un être référentiel, d'une substance. Elle est la génération par les modèles d'un réel sans origine ni réalité : hyperréel. Le territoire ne précède plus la carte, ni ne lui survit. C'est désormais la carte qui précède le territoire précession des simulacres c'est elle qui engendre le territoire et s'il fallait reprendre la fable, c'est aujourd'hui le territoire dont les lambeaux pourrissent lentement sur l'étendue de la carte. C'est le réel, et non la carte, dont des vestiges subsistent çà et là, dans les déserts qui ne sont plus ceux de l'Empire, mais le nôtre. Le désert du réel lui-même." P. [4] of cover
The system of objects by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

188 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,529 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 consumer society : myths and structures by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

172 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,394 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( Book )

116 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,172 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 )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,094 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
For a critique of the political economy of the sign by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

101 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 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
Seduction by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

114 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,050 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 spirit of terrorism and requiem for the Twin Towers by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,004 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."--Jacket
Fatal strategies : crystal revenge by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

78 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uno dei più radicali e influenti pensatori contemporanei ci dà le coordinate per mappare e decodificare l'assurdo quotidiano. Perché non siamo più nel Reale, ma nell'Iperreale. Non siamo più nella Storia, ma nella Non-storia. Non abitiamo più l'era del Politico, ma del Transpolitico. "L'enigma si è capovolt una volta era la Sfinge che poneva all'uomo la domanda dell'uomo, che Edipo ha creduto di risolvere, che tutti noi abbiamo creduto di risolvere, oggi è l'uomo che pone alla Sfinge, all'inumano, la domanda dell'inumano, del fatale, della disinvoltura del mondo verso le nostre azioni, della disinvoltura del mondo verso le leggi oggettive. L'oggetto (la Sfinge), più sottile, non risponde. Ma bisogna pure che disobbedendo alle leggi, eludendo il desiderio, risponda in segreto a qualche enigma. Che cosa resta se non il volgerci dalla parte di questo enigma?"
The perfect crime by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

51 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

However, whether stripping away the layers of hypocrisy which surround our smug perceptions of the former Yugoslavia, or deploring the New European Order characterized by 'white fundamentalism, protectionism, discrimination and control', the moraliste is also the deft and disturbing social theorist. Where critics like McLuhan once exposed the alienating consequences of 'the medium', Baudrillard lays bare the depredatory effects of an oppressive transparency, on our social lives of a relentless positivity on our critical faculties, and of a withering 'high definition' on our very sense of reality
The Gulf War did not take place by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 735 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

The illusion of the end by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of the silent majorities, or, the end of the social, and other essays by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The singular objects of architecture by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 567 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
The intelligence of evil or the lucidity pact by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Intelligence of Evil, or, The Lucidity Pact' is the summation of Baudrillard's work over 20 years. It is the essential analysis of the fundamental conflict of our time
Impossible exchange by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everything starts out from impossible exchange. The uncertainty of the world lies in the fact that it has no equivalent anywhere; it cannot be exchanged for anything. The uncertainty of thought lies in the fact that it cannot be exchanged either for truth or for reality." "Jean Baudrillard's now familiar investigations into reality and hyper-reality shift here into a more metaphysical frame. Working his way through the various spheres and systems of everyday life - the political, the juridical, the economical, the aesthetic, the biological, among others - he finds that they are all characterised by the same non-equivalence, and hence the same eccentricity. Literally, they have no meaning outside themselves and cannot be exchanged for anything. Politics is laden with signs and meanings, but seen from the outside it has no meaning. Schemes for genetic experimentation and investigation are becoming infinitely ramified, and the more ramified they become the more the crucial question is left unanswered: who rules over life, who rules over death?" "Baudrillard's conclusion is that the true formula of contemporary nihilism lies here: the nihilism of value itself. This is our fate, and from this stem both the happiest and the most baleful consequences. This book might be said to be the exploration, first, of the 'fateful' consequences, and subsequently - by a poetic transference of situation - of the fortunate, happy consequences of impossible exchange."--Jacket
The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 515 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
America by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

101 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France's leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways of the New World
The vital illusion by Jean Baudrillard( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 451 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
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Bodrijārs, Žans 1929-2007

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The system of objectsThe consumer society : myths and structuresSymbolic exchange and deathSelected writingsFor a critique of the political economy of the signSeductionThe spirit of terrorism and requiem for the Twin TowersFatal strategies : crystal revenge