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Baudrillard's Bestiary : Baudrillard and Culture - Mike Gane

Baudrillard's Bestiary

Baudrillard and Culture

By: Mike Gane

Paperback Published: 3rd October 1991
ISBN: 9780415063074
Number Of Pages: 192

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Mike Gane provides an introduction to Baudrillard's cultural theory: the conception of modernity and the complex process of simulation. He examines Baudrillard's literary essays: his confrontation with Calvino, Styron, Ballard and Borges. Gane offers a coherent account of Baudrillard's theory of cultural ambience, and the culture of consumer society. And it provides an introduction to Baudrillard's fiction theory, and the analysis of transpolitical figures. The book also includes an interesting and provocative comparison of Baudrillard's powerful essay against the modernist Pompidou Centre in Paris and Frederic Jameson's analysis of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. An interpretation of this encounter leads to the presentation of a very different Baudrillard from that which figures in contemporary debates on postmodernism.

Introduction: the double infidelity
From literary criticism to fiction-theory
Modern ambience of objects
Technology and culture
The rigours of consumer society
From production to reproduction
Modernity, simulation and the hyperreal
Fashion, the body and death
Anagrammatic resolutions
Transpolitical objects
From the beaubourg to the Bonaventure Hotel
Conclusion: the other Baudrillard
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ISBN: 9780415063074
ISBN-10: 0415063078
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 3rd October 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1