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Baudrillard, Jean

Baudrillard, Jean (1929–2007)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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.... Born in Reims, Baudrillard developed an early interest in German language and culture. He taught German at secondary-school level from 1956–66 , and translated plays by the German authors Bertolt Brecht and Peter Weiss , while undertaking his university education at Paris X – Nanterre. He completed his doctoral thesis in 1966 and it was published two years later as Le système des objets ( 1968 ), translated as The System of Objects ( 1996 ). This was followed in quick succession by La Société de consummation ( 1970 ), translated as The...

Fanon, Frantz

Fanon, Frantz (1925–61)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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...by the fact they were frequently banned for discussing the war in Algeria, which the French government did not want to admit to or discuss), Fanon has become a symbol of postcolonial struggle. His name is placed in the same pantheon of legendary figures of the 20th century as Che Guevera , Malcolm X , and Steve Biko , all of whom were themselves inspired by his writings. His life has inspired at least one novel, John Edgar Wideman 's Fanon ( 2008 ), and at least one film, Isaac Julien 's 1996 documentary Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask . The...

Baudrillard, Jean

Baudrillard, Jean (1929–2007)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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.... Born in Reims, Baudrillard developed an early interest in German language and culture. He taught German at secondary-school level from 1956–66 , and translated plays by the German authors Bertolt Brecht and Peter Weiss , while undertaking his university education at Paris X–Nanterre. He completed his doctoral thesis in 1966 and it was published two years later as Le Système des objets ( 1968 ), translated as The System of Objects ( 1996 ). This was followed in quick succession by La Société de consummation ( 1970 ), translated as The Consumer...

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