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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)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLondon, Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/books/Jean-Baudrillard-isbn9780415386456
dc.subjectBaudrillard, Jean
dc.subjectCultural studies
dc.subjectPostmodernism
dc.subjectSociology
dc.subjectSymbolic exchange
dc.subjectSocial theory
dc.subjectSocial change
dc.subjectPoststructuralism
dc.subjectPolitical theory
dc.subject20th century
dc.titleJean Baudrillard - against banality
dc.typeAuthored book
html.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)


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