Introducing Baudrillard

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Icon, Nov 18, 1999 - Philosophy - 176 pages
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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cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.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 (Para principiantes)

User Review  - Tao Oat - Goodreads

I think that this book would be really helpful if you already have some knowledge of Baudrillard and/or postmodern theory. I had a hard time following the first half, but then Baudrillard's paradigm ... Read full review

Review: Introducing Baudrillard (Para principiantes)

User Review  - Iona - Goodreads

Philosophers and sociologists. In cartoon form. Cute. If I hadn't already previously confronted Barthes, Saussure, Foucault, Freud, Nietzsche, Marx etc during my studies I'd have been completely lost ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Horrocks studied Cultural History at the Royal College of Art in London. He is a lecturer in History of Art at Kingston University in Surrey.

Jevtic is an illustrator and multimedia author from London. He is involved in animation, Internet publishing and music projects.