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Baudrillard and Signs : Signification Ablaze - Gary Genosko

Baudrillard and Signs

Signification Ablaze

Hardcover Published: 28th June 2005
ISBN: 9780415112567
Number Of Pages: 224

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"Baudrillard and Signs" documents Baudrillard's tempestuous encounters with semiology and structuralism. It illuminates in detail his efforts to destroy structural analyses from the inside by setting signification ablaze with his concept of symbolic exchange. Simultaneously, the book shows that Baudrillard's project to go beyond signification is fraught with difficulties which return him to a semiotic scene saturated with all kinds of signs. The book situates Baudrillard's work in the broad spectrum of European and American semiotic traditions.
"Baudrillard and Signs" also provides a critical appreciation of Baudrillard's key concept of symbolic exchange while tracing its maturation and its development over some thirty years of theorizing. Another feature of the book is its interesting discussion of Baudrillard's engagements with and debts to French Theater and literature with reference to Antoin Artaud, Alfred Jarry and Victor Segalen. This book will cast light on many of the neglected features of Baudrillard's work.

Industry Reviews

"Genosko's book addresses the semiotic problem' in Baudrillard's work and provides a discussion of its development in relation to semiology, structuralism and poststructuralism . . . Interesting and informative." -Barry Smart, Auckland University

Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Bar Gamesp. 1
Simulation and Semiosisp. 28
Varieties of Symbolic Exchangep. 72
Empty Signs and Extravagant Objectsp. 117
Conclusionp. 152
Notesp. 165
Bibliographyp. 172
Name Indexp. 189
Subject Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780415112567
ISBN-10: 0415112567
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th June 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1