The System of Objects
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The System of Objects

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The System of Objects is a tour de force-a theoretical letter-in-a-bottle tossed into the ocean in 1968, which brilliantly communicates to us all the live ideas of the day-offering a cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society. Weaving Freudian and semiotic analysis with Marxism, Baudrillard seeks to analyse the immense proliferation of objects in modern society-from the clutter of a bourgeois home to the system of adverts and commercials all around us. In doing so, Baudrillard opened up new avenues for materialist analysis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12.7mm | 204.12g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1788738543
  • 9781788738545
  • 46,378

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"A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left."--New York Times "The most notorious intellectual celebrity to emerge from Paris since Roland Barthes and the most influential prophet of the media since Marshall McLuhan."--i-D magazine
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About Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Universite de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra, America, The Perfect Crime, The System of Objects, Passwords, The Transparency of Evil, The Spirit of Terrorism, and Fragments, among others.
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