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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Economy of the Sign) he explains: Now what must be read and what one must know how to read in upper class superiority, in electric household equipment or in luxury food, is precisely not its advance on the scale of material benefits, ...
Indeed, one of Baudrillard's earliest points of concern is the modern tendency to reduce the symbolic to a semiotic system of distinctive oppositions that at the same time denatures it (see 1981: ...
In a discussion of the media he suggests one of its important constituent features is the fact that it appears as a oneway process, where information and messages are provided for a passive audience. He states: We must understand ...
society; a society within which 'individuals, disinvested as subjects and robbed of their fixed relations, are drifting, in relation to one another, into an incessant mode of transferential fluctuations ...' (p. 24).
... domination (masterslave dialectic) the new situation is one in which there is no longer an oppositional formation, ... power has attained a hegemonic position in which alternatives to the system, including symbolic ones, are rendered.