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Spatial EcologiesUrban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory$
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Verena Andermatt Conley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317545

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317217

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Jean Baudrillard: Media Spaces

Jean Baudrillard: Media Spaces

(p.47) 3 Jean Baudrillard: Media Spaces
Spatial Ecologies
Liverpool University Press

This chapter presents Jean Baudrillard's reflections on contemporary space. Baudrillard radicalises ideas held among Saussurean linguists about the arbitrary or motivated aspect of the sign. His vision of recent history informs an implicit concept of space. He condemns the capitalist trend he determines while admiring its seamless efficiency. He notes that America has to be thought in terms of space but not of an existential territory. Before his death, he attempts to insert his critique at ‘the limit of a tendency’ that would liquidate all resistances in the name of transnational capitalism.

Keywords:   contemporary space, Jean Baudrillard, America, transnational capitalism, capitalist trend

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