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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27953
Title:
Jean Baudrillard - against banality
Authors:
Pawlett, William
Abstract:
This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard’s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his critics have constructed, but a thinker immersed in the social world and passionately committed to a radical theorizsation of it. Above all Baudrillard sought symbolic spaces, spaces where we might all, if only temporarily, shake off the system of social control. His writing sought to challenge and defy the system. By erasing our ‘liberated’ identities and suspending the pressures to compete, perform, consume and hate that the system induces, we might create spaces not of freedom, but of symbolic engagement and exchange. (Routledge)
Publisher:
London, Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27953
Additional Links:
http://www.routledge.com/books/Jean-Baudrillard-isbn9780415386456
Type:
Book
Language:
en
ISBN:
9780415386449; 978-0415386449
Appears in Collections:
Europe: Trend and Transformation Research Group

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPawlett, William-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-23T19:53:44Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-23T19:53:44Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.isbn9780415386449-
dc.identifier.isbn978-0415386449-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27953-
dc.description.abstractThis uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard’s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his critics have constructed, but a thinker immersed in the social world and passionately committed to a radical theorizsation of it. Above all Baudrillard sought symbolic spaces, spaces where we might all, if only temporarily, shake off the system of social control. His writing sought to challenge and defy the system. By erasing our ‘liberated’ identities and suspending the pressures to compete, perform, consume and hate that the system induces, we might create spaces not of freedom, but of symbolic engagement and exchange. (Routledge)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLondon, Routledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/books/Jean-Baudrillard-isbn9780415386456en
dc.subjectBaudrillard, Jeanen
dc.subjectCultural studiesen
dc.subjectPostmodernismen
dc.subjectSociologyen
dc.subjectSymbolic exchangeen
dc.subjectSocial theoryen
dc.subjectSocial changeen
dc.subjectPoststructuralismen
dc.subjectPolitical theoryen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.titleJean Baudrillard - against banalityen
dc.typeBooken
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