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Jean Baudrillard
The Defence of the Real



February 1999 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book goes beyond Baudrillard's writings on consumer objects, the Gulf War and America, to identify the fundamental logic that underpins his writings. It does this through a series of close readings of his main texts, paying particular attention to the form and internal coherence of his arguments. The book is written for all those who want a general introduction to Baudrillard's work, and will also appeal to those readers who are interested in social theory, but who have not yet taken Baudrillard seriously.
 
Introduction
Reading Baudrillard in His Own Terms

 
 
Simulation
 
Seduction
 
Doubling
 
Conclusion
Judging Baudrillard in His Own Terms

 

`The first and only book to explore, at once, the field of my work and its limits, with both the intimacy and distance required: doubling and shadowing. It gives me great pleasure to find something that, beyond commentary, sees what I see and at the same time what I am unable to see' - Jean Baudrillard

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