Jean Baudrillard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Jean Baudrillard

French sociologist and philosopher

Date of Birth: 27-Jul-1929

Place of Birth: Reims, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 06-Mar-2007

Profession: photographer, professor, translator, sociologist, literary critic, anthropologist, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Leo


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About Jean Baudrillard

  • Jean Baudrillard (UK: BOHD-rih-yar, US: BOHD-ree-AR, French: [??~ bod?ija?]; 27 July 1929 – 6 March 2007) was a French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist.
  • He is best known for his analyses of media, contemporary culture, and technological communication, as well as his formulation of concepts such as simulation and hyperreality.
  • He wrote about diverse subjects, including consumerism, gender relations, economics, social history, art, Western foreign policy, and popular culture.
  • Among his best known works are Simulacra and Simulation (1981), America (1986), and The Gulf War Did Not Take Place (1991).
  • His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and specifically post-structuralism.

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