Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic's artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard is a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture or one of its symptoms.
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Review: Introducing Baudrillard (Introducing Series)User Review - Steve - Goodreads
I had read some of Baudrillard's work years ago, and I read this book, which is a sort of overview of his work, immediately after watching David Harvey's first video-lecture on Marx's Capital. Having ... Read full review
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The Sociologist who never existed This was hyper! meaning? less. I would ask Baudrillard! tomorrow? yes. No sign! of him? guess. Read full review