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- DescriptionThis uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard's controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard's central, but little understood, tion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: t the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his critics have constructed, but a thinker immersed in the social world and passionately committed to a radical theorizsation of it. Above all Baudrillard sought symbolic spaces, spaces where we might all, if only temporarily, shake off the system of social control. His writing sought to challenge and defy the system. By erasing our 'liberated' identities and suspending the pressures to compete, perform, consume and hate that the system induces, we might create spaces t of freedom, but of symbolic engagement and exchange.
- Author BiographyWilliam Pawlett is a senior lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. He received his PhD in Sociology from Loughborough University and is on the editorial board of The International Journal of Baudrillard Studies.
- Author(s)William Pawlett
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication01/08/2007
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleKey Sociologists
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight226 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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