For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign

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Telos Press Publishing, Jan 1, 1981 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
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It has been a while since I read this one, but if I recall correctly, JB begins in this book to question not only society, but also the ways in which society is questioned. The start of his contrasting use value with exchange value and his break with Marxism. Ugly cover. Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Charles Levin
5
Sign Function and Class Logic
29
The Ideological Genesis of Needs
63
The Semiological Reduction
88
The Semiurgy of Contemporary Art
102
Sign Exchange and Sumptuary Value
112
For a General Theory
123
Beyond Use Value
130
Towards a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign
143
Requiem for the Media
164
Design and Environment
185
Concerning the Fulfillment of Desire in Exchange Value
204
Name Index
213
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Jean Baudrillard (1929--2007) was a philosopher, sociologist, cultural critic, and theorist of postmodernity who challenged all existing theories of contemporary society with humor and precision. An outsider in the French intellectual establishment, he was internationally renowned as a twenty-first century visionary, reporter, and provocateur.

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