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Published one year after Forget Foucault, In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities (1978) may be the most important sociopolitical manifesto of the twentieth century: it calls for nothing less than the end of both sociology and politics. Disenfranchised revolutionaries (the Red Brigades, the Baader-Meinhof Gang) hoped to reach the masses directly through spectacular actions, but their message merely played into the hands of the media and the state. In a media society meaning has no meaning anymore; communication merely communicates itself. Jean Baudrillard uses this last outburst of ideological terrorism in Europe to showcase the end of the "Social." Once invoked by Marx as the motor of history, the masses no longer have sociological reality. In the electronic media society, all the masses can do--and all they will do--is enjoy the spectacle. In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities takes to its ultimate conclusion the "end of ideologies" experienced in Europe after the Soviet invasion of Hungary and the death of revolutionary illusions after May 1968. Ideological terrorism doesn't represent anything anymore, writes Baudrillard, not even itself. It is just the last hysterical reaction to discredited political illusions.

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Baudrillard's remarkably prescient meditation on terrorism throws light on post-9/11 delusional fears and political simulations.

About the Author

Outlaw sociologist and philosopher, Jean Baudrillard is one of today's most provocative and renowned contemporary social theorists. Baudrillard's The Conspiracy of Art (2005), Utopia Deferred (2006), and Fatal Strategies (1990) are also available from Semiotext(e).

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ISBN:
9781584350385
Author:
Baudrillard, Jean
Publisher:
Semiotext(e)
Translator:
Johnston, John
Translator:
Foss, Paul
Introduction:
Lotringer, Sylvere
Introduction:
Kraus, Chris
Author:
Hedi El Kholti
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvre
Author:
Foss, Paul
Author:
Patton
Author:
Lotringer, Sylvere
Author:
Kendall, Stuart
Author:
Kraus, Chris
Author:
Paul
Author:
Semiotext(e)
Author:
Patton, Paul
Author:
El Kholti, Hedi
Author:
Lotringer, Sylv�re
Author:
Johnston, John
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Mass media -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents In the Shadow of the Silent Majorities
Publication Date:
20070627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
French
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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