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Title The system of objects / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by James Benedict.
Author Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007.
Imprint London ; New York : Verso, ©1996.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 205 pages).
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Series Latin American and Iberian studies series
Latin American and Iberian studies series.
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Contents A. The Functional System, or Objective Discourse. I. Structures of Interior Design. II. Structures of Atmosphere. III. Conclusion: Naturalness and Functionality -- Addendum: The Domestic World and the Car -- B. The Non-Functional System, or Subjective Discourse. I. Marginal Objects: Antiques. II. A Marginal System: Collecting -- C. The Metafunctional and Dysfunctional System: Gadgets and Robots -- D. The Socio-Ideological System of Objects and Their Consumption. I. Models and Series. II. Credit. III. Advertising -- Conclusion: Towards a Definition of 'Consumption'.
Summary Pressing Freudian and Saussurean categories into the service of a basically Marxist perspective, The System of Objects offers a cultural critique of the commodity in consumer society. Baudrillard classifies the everyday objects of the 'new technical order' as functional, nonfunctional and metafunctional. He contrasts 'modern' and 'traditional' functional objects, subjecting home furnishing and interior design to a celebrated semiological analysis. His treatment of nonfunctional or 'marginal' objects focuses on antiques and the psychology of collecting, while the metafunctional category extends to the useless, the aberrant and even the 'schizofunctional'. Finally, Baudrillard deals at length with the implications of credit and advertising for the commodification of everyday life.
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Print version record.
Subject Values -- Psychological aspects.
Object (Philosophy)
Technology and civilization.
Consumption (Economics)
Consumption (Economics) (OCoLC)fst00876455
Object (Philosophy) (OCoLC)fst01042786
Technology and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01145253
Values -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01163911
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Système des objets. English
Related To Print version: Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007. Système des objets. English. System of objects. London ; New York : Verso, ©1996 (DLC) 96006183 (OCoLC)34355316
ISBN 9781788739436 (electronic bk.)
1788739434 (electronic bk.)

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