El sistema de los objetos

Siglo XXI
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Gracias a la colusión del individuo con el sistema, el hombre que se enajena en la producción se recupera a sí mismo en la adquisición; y en la tenencia renovada de objetos el hombre se siente sobrevivir ante la repetida mortalidad de los objetos-signos.
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Jean Baudrillard (Reims, 1929-París 2007) está considerado como uno de los filósofos, sociólogos y críticos más importantes de la actualidad. Escribió crónicas literarias para Les Temps modernes y tradujo del alemán poemas de Bertolt Brecht, obras de teatro de Peter Weiss y el libro de Wilhelm E. Mühlmann Mesianismos revolucionarios del tercer mundo. Ha publicado numerosas obras, entre ellas, El sistema de los objetos, Crítica de la economía política del signo y La ilusión vital (publicadas por Siglo XXI), El espejo de la producción, El intercambio imposible, Olvidar a Foucault, La violencia del mundo y El crimen perfecto.
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Siglo XXI
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Dec 31, 1981
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"This is easily Baudrillard's most important work. It is a key intervention in the debates on modernity and postmodernity and the site of his postmodern turn. Anyone who wants to understand the complexity and provocativeness of Baudrillard's richest period must read this text."
- Douglas Kellner

"Perhaps Baudrillard's most widely admired text, or at least, as he himself once wryly observed, "the last book that inspired any confidence".... For anyone seeking a way into Baudrillard's highly inventive, uncompromising, and occasionally maddening oeuvre, Symbolic Exchange and Death is still one of the best places from which to start."
- Radical Philosophy

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and most controversial of contemporary social theorists. This major work occupies a central place in the rethinking of the humanities and social sciences around the idea of postmodernism.

It leads the reader on an exhilarating tour encompassing the end of Marxism, the enchantment of fashion, symbolism about sex and the body, and the relations between economic exchange and death. Most significantly, the book represents Baudrillard's fullest elaboration of the concept of the three orders of the simulacra, defining the historical passage from production to reproduction to simulation.

A classic in its field, Symbolic Exchange and Death is a key source for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. Baudrillard's critical gaze appraises social theories as diverse as cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, feminism, Marxism, communications theory and semiotics.
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