Symbolic Exchange and Death
SAGE, 2016年12月15日 - 280 頁
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.
This English translation begins with a new introductory essay.
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The general frame of these works is the Marxist conception of society and culture as arising from and resting on an economic base, its mode of production, and its superstructures. But against thinkers such as Althusser, who asserted the ...
Baudrillard writes (1981: 128–9, emphasis original): The present theory posits three essential tasks, beginning from and going beyond Marxist analysis: 1. The extension of the critique of political economy to a radical critique of ...
... that 'will bring all the force and questioning of primitive societies to bear on Marxism and psychoanalysis' (1975: 108) as well as political economy as a whole (see below). Baudrillard calls this new mode of work fatal theory.
But gradually it becomes clear that the problem of Marxist discourse is what lies beyond productive labour – that is what is radically useless beyond 'the repressive and exploitative traits of labour and leisure' (2006: 120).
Thus, at this point he is working with two quite different conceptions of power: the one based on a Marxist theory of class, and the second based on the Maussian theory of the gift. This new perspective is developed in an important ...