For a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign
by Jean Baudrillard Translated by Charles Levin
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272 pages / July 2019 / 9781788734837
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A material analysis of the sign which deepens Marx’s critique of political economy for spectacular times

This classic work from the defining intellectual of the postmodern, Jean Baudrillard, takes Marx’s critique of political economy and its analysis of the commodity form as the starting point for an analysis of signs and their meaning in modern society. Combining semiological studies and sociology of the consumer society, this is Baudrillard’s most extensive engagement with Marxism and shows him at a critical juncture for the development of his thought.

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