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    Simulacra and Simulation (Body, in Theory: Histories (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Sheila Glaser

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    DescriptionThe 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.


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    Title
    Simulacra and Simulation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Sheila Glaser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 133 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780472065219
    ISBN 10: 0472065211
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BIC subject category V2: HPC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000, LIT000000
    DC22: 194
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC21: 121
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI016000
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    Abridged Dewey: 194
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: HPM
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    LC classification: BD236 .B3813 1994, BD236.B381
    Publisher
    The University of Michigan Press
    Imprint name
    The University of Michigan Press
    Publication date
    15 February 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Author Information
    Sheila Glaser is an editor at Artforum magazine.
    Back cover copy
    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.