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For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign - Jean Baudrillard

For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign

Paperback Published: 23rd July 2019
ISBN: 9781788734837
Number Of Pages: 224

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What if the problems of modern society don't come from production, but rather consumption and the system of cultural signs?

In this classic work from the defining intellectual of the postmodern, Jean Baudrillard, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign takes Marx's critique of political economy and its analysis of the commodity form as the starting point for an analysis of signs and their meaning in modern society. Influenced by Lefebvre's critique of everyday life, Barthes's semiology, and Situationism, Baudrillard analyses how objects are encoded within the system of signs and meanings that constitute contemporary media and consumer societies.

Combining semiological studies and sociology of the consumer society, For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign contains Baudrillard's most extensive engagement with Marxism and shows him at a critical juncture for the development of his thought.

About the Author

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most influential philosophical and cultural critics writing today. His books include Simulacra and Simulation, The Perfect Crime, America, Seduction, The System of Objects, Cool Memories, Symbolic Exchange and Death and the Transparency of Evil. Translated by Chris Turner. Chris Turner has translated many of the key works of French theory over the last two decades, particularly the work of Baudrillard, including most recently, The Spirit of Terrorism.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the post-War period. Perhaps the leading thinker of the postmodernist school, his writings cover art, media, sociology, culture and philosophy.

ISBN: 9781788734837
ISBN-10: 1788734831
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd July 2019
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.22

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