|aSelected writings /|cby Jean Baudrillard ; edited and introduced by Mark Poster.
|a2nd ed., rev. and expanded.
|aStanford, Calif. :|bStanford University Press,|cc2001.
|avii, 294 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aThe system of objects -- Consumer society -- For a critique of the political economy of the sign -- The mirror of production -- Symbolic exchange and death -- On seduction -- Simulacra and simulations -- Fatal strategies -- The masses : the implosion of the social in the media -- Cool memories -- The Gulf War did not take place -- The illusion of the end -- The perfect crime -- Paroxysm : interviews with Philippe Petit.
|a"Jean Baudrillard, alternately provocative and astonishing, is one of the leading theorists of media and culture. Regarded by many as the chief prophet of postmodernism, his writings raise important issues about the changing nature of social and political life in our contemporary, media-saturated age." "This book makes his most important writings available in a single volume. It includes selections from the entire range of his work, from his early writings on consumer culture and the political economy of the sign to his more recent work on desire, simulation and the "hyperreal"."--BOOK JACKET.