Société de Consommation: Ses Mythes, Ses Structures

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SAGE, Feb 28, 1998 - Social Science - 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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Contents

The Formal Liturgy of the Object
25
The Theory of Consumption
49
Mass Media Sex and Leisure
99
Ones Time
151
The Mystique of Solicitude
159
Anomie in the Affluent Society
174
Conclusion On Contemporary Alienation or the End of
187
Notes
197
Index
205
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