Consuming Baudrillard: Introduction to the revised edition of The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures

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Jean Baudrillard’s classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. The book includes Baudrillard’s most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure, and anomie in affluent society. A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard’s extraordinary prescience for flagging vital subjects in contemporary culture long before others. This English translation begins with a new introductory essay.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Consumer Society: Myths and Structures
Subtitle of host publicationRevised Edition
EditorsJean Baudrillard
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN (Electronic)9781526401502
ISBN (Print)9781473982383
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2017


  • sociology of consumption
  • consumer culture
  • environmental politics


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