The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Redhead, S. (2008) The Jean Baudrillard Reader Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 074862788X

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Abstract

Jean Baudrillard was perhaps the most controversial of all social and cultural theorists. He has been variously vilified as a 'postmodernist', an 'overrated French theorist' and one of the 'intellectual imposters'. In his seventies, he survived global fame and a name check in "The Matrix"; he also contracted cancer. His comments on 9/11, Abu Ghraib and Europe's suburban riots have been eagerly sought and digested. However, his translated publications since his first book in 1968 have left a trail of confusion and misinterpretation.Jean Baudrillard is a notorious figure but few have read many examples of his entire oeuvre. There is now though a chance to read Baudrillard's texts in an overall historical, social and political context and for a cool re-assessment to be made of his life and work, after his death. This book is a central part of that project. It concentrates on what Baudrillard has written over five decades and the order in which he wrote it. The Reader comprises extracts of Baudrillard's writings from the sixties to the noughties, with an editorial introduction and a concluding reading guide.This is the first collection of Jean Baudrillard's work in the English language It illustrates the development and interconnectedness of Baudrillard's work since the 1960s. Each section has an extract of one of Jean Baudrillard's writings translated into English, prefaced by a short bibliographical introduction setting the scene.

Item Type: Authored book
Additional Information: Part of European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Jean Baudrillard; sport and leisure cultures; postmodern
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
Depositing User: Chelsea editor
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2014 16:35
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2121

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