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The Baudrillard Dictionary

Edited by Richard G. Smith

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This is the first dictionary dedicated to the work of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007). It explains and contextualises more than a hundred key concepts, terms, influences and topics within his thought. An essential reference for students and scholars of Baudrillard, it also serves as an authoritative overview of how his ideas have shaped a broad range of disciplines, from art, architecture, film and photography to sociology, philosophy, human geography, media studies and cultural studies. The entries are written by 35 leading Baudrillard specialists from around the world, including Rex Butler, Mike Gane, Gary Genosko, Victoria Grace, Diane Rubenstein and Andrew Wernick.


Introduction: Richard G. Smith
Entries A-Z
Notes on Contributors.

About the Author

Richard G. Smith is Associate Professor in Human Geography at Swansea University. He is co-editor of Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, 2009); The Baudrillard Dictionary (EUP, 2010); Jean Baudrillard: From Hyperreality to Disappearance, Uncollected Interviews (EUP, 2015); and, Jean Baudrillard: The Disappearance of Culture, Uncollected Interviews (EUP, 2017).


The Baudrillard Dictionary challenges for the first time every received idea we may have had about Baudrillard, establishing him as one of the most substantial and visionary philosophers of our era... A revelation.
- Sylvère Lotringer, Professor Emeritus, Columbia University and founder of Semiotext(e)

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