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Baudrillards Bestiary: Baudrillard And Culture Mike Gane

Baudrillards Bestiary: Baudrillard And Culture

Mike Gane

Published October 3rd 1991
ISBN : 9780415063067
Hardcover
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Mike Gane provides an introduction to Baudrillards cultural theory: the conception of modernity and the complex process of simulation. He examines Baudrillards literary essays: his confrontation with Calvino, Styron, Ballard and Borges. Gane offersMoreMike Gane provides an introduction to Baudrillards cultural theory: the conception of modernity and the complex process of simulation. He examines Baudrillards literary essays: his confrontation with Calvino, Styron, Ballard and Borges. Gane offers a coherent account of Baudrillards theory of cultural ambience, and the culture of consumer society. And it provides an introduction to Baudrillards fiction theory, and the analysis of transpolitical figures. The book also includes an interesting and provocative comparison of Baudrillards powerful essay against the modernist Pompidou Centre in Paris and Frederic Jamesons analysis of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. An interpretation of this encounter leads to the presentation of a very different Baudrillard from that which figures in contemporary debates on postmodernism.