Revenge of the Crystal

Revenge of the Crystal : Selected Writings on the Modern Object and Its Destiny, 1968-1983

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Jean Baudrillard's work has enraged and baffled critics and commentators in the English speaking world for over twenty years. Has he gone beyond a joke? Or do his writings on the contemporary world and its significance offer us revelatory insights? One thing is certain: Baudrillard is neither an easy writer nor a soft target. Revenge of the Crystal supplies a corrective to those who would dismiss his work as irrelevant - and a welcome introduction to those who are coming to his work for the first time. It includes substantial translations of his major writings from the 1960s through to his critiques of consumption and Marxism in the 1970s, and his more speculative pronouncements in the 1980s on sexuality, the nature of politics and the effects of the 'image machine' on our imaginations and systems of meaning.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 135.6 x 213.6 x 14mm | 272.16g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Classic ed
  • 0745314430
  • 9780745314433
  • 891,738

About Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard was one of France's leading thinkers in the 20th and early 21st century. His work has been widely translated into English. He died in 2007.
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"Jean Baudrillard's work has enraged and baffled critics and commentators in the English-speaking world for over 30 years. Has he gone beyond a joke? Or do his writings on the contemporary world and its significance offer us revelatory insights? One thing is certain: Baudrillard is neither an easy writer nor a soft target. The breadth of the work presented here should at last provide the means of understanding this most provocative of thinkers." -- Tech Directions
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Table of contents

1. Interview by Guy Bellavance

2. Subjective Discourse or the Non-Functional System of Objects

3. Mass Media Culture

4. End of Production

5. Ecliptic of Sex

6. Figures of the Transpolitical
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