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Baudrillard, Jean 1929-2007

Works: 971 works in 3,363 publications in 8 languages and 60,100 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Illustrator, Interviewee, Editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Author of introduction, Performer, Adapter, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: HB801, 194
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Most widely held works by Jean Baudrillard
The vital illusion by Jean Baudrillard ( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,731 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
Symbolic exchange and death by Jean Baudrillard ( )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 1,415 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
The consumer society myths and structures by Jean Baudrillard ( )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,383 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
Selected writings by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
40 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 1,096 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 1,010 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 )
32 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spirit of terrorism and requiem for the Twin Towers by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 712 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
La société de consommation ses mythes, ses structures by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
89 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 691 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 system of objects by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Danish and held by 646 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 illusion of the end by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Polish and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Système des objets by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
100 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 604 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 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The transparency of evil : essays on extreme phenomena by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 521 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 )
14 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 )
48 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in French and English and held by 500 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
Cool memories by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
35 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 499 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 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mirror of production by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simulations by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perfect crime by Jean Baudrillard ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 415 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
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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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