Société de Consommation: Ses Mythes, Ses Structures

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SAGE, Feb 28, 1998 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Now available in English for the first time, Jean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. Many of the themes which would make Baudrillard famous appear here for the first time.

The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society. A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard's extraordinary prescience for flagging vital subjects in contemporary culture long before others.

This English translation begins with an introductory essay by Ge

  

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excellent early writings, postmodern critique Read full review

Review: The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures

User Review  - Jose - Goodreads

Tricky, over-poetical and pretty obscure, still it has some undeniable moments of bright irony and lucid consciusness. It is a primary reference though. Read full review

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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XI
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XII
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XIII
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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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