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The system of objects

Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2005.
Series: Radical thinkers, 3.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 socity.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Baudrillard
ISBN: 1844670538 9781844670536
OCLC Number: 63674414
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 224 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: The functional system, or objective discourse --
The non-functional system, or subjective discourse --
The metafunctional and dysfunctional system : gadgets and robots --
The socio-ideological system of objects and their consumption --
Conclusion : towards a definition of "consumption."
Series Title: Radical thinkers, 3.
Other Titles: Système des objets.
Responsibility: Jean Baudrillard ; translated by James Benedict.
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