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Jean Baudrillard (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

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Best known as the philosopher who claimed that the Gulf War never happened, Jean Baudrillard is one of the most famous and controversial writers on postmodernism. This book offers a beginners guide to his thought, including his views on:
* technology
* primitivism
* reworking Marxism
* simulation and hyperreality
* America and postmodernism.
Richard Lane places Baudrillard's ke
Paperback, 138 pages
Published October 17th 2000 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2000)
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Russell Olson
Feb 22, 2012 Russell Olson rated it really liked it
I think Lane delivers a no-nosense introduction to a mind that many critics think is nothing but nonsense. L. gives the reader a balance of published criticism and praise for Baudrillard and tries to keep enough extracts from the actual text to construct a sturdy contextual next in order to cast as fair a picture as possible. I do have to say, this is not an updated text so you don't get a complete over-arch of JB's timeline, but still a pretty good little book.
Apr 20, 2011 Joe rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was fairly easy to understand, and the author clearly explained many of Baudrillard's theories in a very coherent way. I'd recommended this to anyone interested in Baudrillard's works.
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Oct 23, 2013 Cesar Armenta rated it really liked it
Really good, helps you understand the basics on Baudrillards thought.
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Great introduction
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Read it out of curiousity about Jean Baudrillard and his postmodern ideas: simulation, hyperreal, etc. Haven't gone that far though.
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