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Simulacra and Simulation

Jean Baudrillard (author) Sheila Glaser (translation)

ISBN: 9780472065219

Publication Date: Dec 1994

Format: Paperback

Develops a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure. This book represents an effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
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The first full-length translation in English of an essential work of postmodernism.The publication of "Simulacra et Simulation" in 1981 marked Jean Baudrillard's first important step toward theorizing the postmodern. Moving away from the Marxist/Freudian approaches that had concerned him earlier, Baudrillard developed in this book a theory of contemporary culture that relies on displacing economic notions of cultural production with notions of cultural expenditure.Baudrillard uses the concepts of the simulacra - the copy without an original - and simulation. These terms are crucial to an understanding of the postmodern, to the extent that they address the concept of mass reproduction and reproduceability that characterizes our electronic media culture.Baudrillard's book represents a unique and original effort to rethink cultural theory from the perspective of a new concept of cultural materialism, one that radically redefines postmodern formulations of the body.
Pages 176
Date Published 31 Dec 1994
Publisher University of Michigan Press
Series The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism
Subject/s History of Western philosophy   Philosophy of mind  
Sheila Glaser is an editor at Artforum magazine.

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