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Start your review of Societatea de consum. Ive finished the bit of that book I wanted to read too and will probably review it soon as well.

But this one was a bit of a surprise to me. I was expecting it to be, well, you know, a bit nutty. And it is anything but. This is a slamming together or perhaps a talking back to a range of sociologists, economists and philosophers.

Firstly, Marx, but also This guy is perhaps best known for having said that the Gulf War never happened or having one of his books read by Neo in the first Matrix film. This book covers a lot of ground — but its main message is relatively simple.

To Marx commodities have two attributes that he wants to distinguish immediately — their use-value and their exchange-value. In the life and death stakes of existence bread has more use-value than gold in virtually all circumstances. Some people can go their whole life without ever having touched gold, whereas doing without bread is much less likely. That said, there are very few occasions when bread has a higher exchange-value than gold.

This distinction between use-value and exchange-value is focused on throughout this book. Baudrillard wants to argue that there is no such thing as an affluent society — that such a thing is impossible when a society is based on commodity production. Galbraith sought to define capitalism as an affluent society by focusing on use-values.

But Baudrillard attacks this argument at exactly this point. Capitalism can only exist on the basis of accelerating growth — but growth is only possible if capitalism generates desires and wants. In doing so it does not create abundance or affluence, but rather penury, and this, ironically enough, in the midst of abundance.

It is impossible that capitalism could ever provide a truly affluent society, its only means of continued existence, and this is definitional, is to endlessly provide discontentment. And this is where Saussure comes in. For Saussure there can be no true synonyms in a language. Language is a system of differences. Words get their meanings from their not being other words. It is because cat is different to dog that we need both words and both words only have meaning because they slice off part of the world from that which is sliced off by the other word.

If this were not the case we would have no need for both words, but to understand any words we need to understand how all words relate to one another — even the ones that have not been used in a particular sentence, as why we choose one word over another is equally important. What has that got to do with commodities and the consumer society? Well, for Baudrillard commodities are also in a very similar relationship as words are to each other in that large system of meaning we call language.

Commodities are not defined by their use-value, but rather their exchange-value — and that exchange is a kind of symbolic exchange. We are not the entirely free agents that capitalism presents us as — but rather, we are also what Galbraith says of us, encouraged endlessly to buy the latest thing so as to become what we truly are.

This idea from advertising that we need to buy things to become what we have always already been is played with throughout this book and is such a constant in advertising that it is a wonder how we seem to constantly fall for this particular three-card trick.

To be ourselves we need to change and the means to the change that makes us finally truly ourselves is the commodity which seeks to sell our true selves to ourselves. There are endless paradoxes and contradictions involved in all this. You are the centre and reason for everything. So much effort has gone into finding out what your real needs are and how the product can strive to meet those needs.

In the grand competition that is finding distinction within society, even that distinction needs to be contained within constraints. It is the top of society who decide fashions, and they do this on the basis of the most exclusive commodities, but once they have set these fashions the rest of us imitate them for some of their distinction to rub off on us.

There is a story told here who knows if it is true of an employee being sacked because he bought the same model car as his boss. Symbols matter, we are told, and usurping your betters in the symbolic race that is car purchases disturbs that natural order. Free time is anything but, and how it is spent is yet another means of asserting distinction. The thing that really surprised me about this book is that it was first published in So many of the themes and ideas — about life-long learning or obesity — seem so much more recent issues.

Some quotes: Strictly speaking, the humans of the age of affluence are surrounded not so much by other human beings, as they are in all previous ages, but by objects. Page 25 We live by object time: by this I mean that we live at the pace of objects, live to the rhythm of their ceaseless succession.

Page 31 So we live, sheltered by signs, in the denial of the real. Page 42 It is generally the same people who maintain the myth of the inevitable coming of affluence who deplore waste Page 43 This is why destruction remains the fundamental alternative to production: consumption is merely an intermediate term between the two.

Page 47 Happiness has to be measureable. Page 49 All men are equal before need and before the principle of satisfaction, since all mean are equal before the use-value of objects and goods whereas they are unequal and divided before exchange-value. Page 50 Equilibrium is the ideal fantasy of economists which is contradicted, if not by the very logic of society as a condition, then at least by all known forms of social organisation.

Every society produces differentiation, social discrimination, and that structural organisation is based on the use and distribution of wealth among other things. Page 53 The view that the system survives on disequilibrium and structural penury, that its logic is totally ambivalent, and that it is so not mere conjuncturally but structurally. Page 55 Knowledge and power are, or are going to become, the two great scarce commodities of our affluent societies.

Page 57 Objects are less important today that space and the social marking of space. Page 57 The difference in expenditure between workers and senior managers on essential goods is , but it is on household equipment, on transport and on leisure. And that meaning is always a distinctive one. Page 59 The consumer experiences his distinctive behaviours as freedom, as aspiration, as choice.

His experiences is not one of being forced to be different, of obeying a code. Page 61 It is within the upper echelons of society, as a reaction against the loss of earlier distinctive markers, that innovation takes place, in order to restore social distance. Page 63 One of the contradictions of growth is that it produces goods and needs at the same time.

Page 63 The industrial system itself, which presupposes the growth of needs, also presupposes a perpetual excess of needs over the supply of goods. Page64 The strategic value of advertising — and also its trick — is precisely this: that it targets everyone in their relation to others, in their hankerings after reified social prestige. Page 64 All this defines the growth society as the opposite of an affluent society.

Page 65 It is our social logic which condemns us to luxurious and spectacular penury. Page 68 Or, to put it sociologically, a particular individual is a member of a particular group because he consumes particular goods, and he consumes particular goods because he is a member of a particular group.

Page 70 Man only became an object of science for man when automobiles became harder to sell than to manufacture. Page 72 The consumer is sovereign in a jungle of ugliness where freedom of choice has been forced upon him. Page 80 It is important to grasp that this personalization, this pursuit of status and social standing, are all based on signs. Page The machine was the emblem of industrial society. The gadget is the emblem of post-industrial society.

Page Advertising is based on a different kind of verification, that of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Page The body is a cultural fact. Page The female body as privileged vehicle of Beauty, Sexuality and managed Narcissism. Page half of the money spent on medicines is on non-prescription items, and this goes even for those covered by the welfare system. What prompts such behaviour other than the deep-seated belief that it has to cost you something and it is enough that it costs you something for health to be yours in exchange?

This is ritual, sacrificial consumption rather than medication. Page An American study has shown that adolescent girls out of are on a diet. Page It is estimated that 30 million Americans either are, or believe themselves to be, obese. Page Everything offered for consumption has a sexual coefficient. Page Thus, the whole of advertising and modern erotics are made up of signs, not of meaning.

Page Leisure is a collective vocation. Page Objects no long serve a purpose; first and foremost they serve you.

Page This huge system of solicitude is based on a total contradiction. Not only can it not mask the iron law of market society, the objective truth of social relations, which is competition. Page The tired pupil is the one who passively goes along with what the teacher says. The tired worker or bureaucrat is the one who has had all responsibility taken from him in his work. Page Fatigue is an activity, a latent, endemic revolt, unconscious of itself. Page

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Violence permeates Canadian society, in Includes a new afterword by Hal Foster and 12 black and white photographs. Polity Press Anul aparitiei: The sixty-seven readings are divided into two main parts. Contact Despre noi Cum cumpar? Suggestions for further reading are now listed at the end of each chapter and are upgraded and annotated. Ciprian Mihail Preface of Societatea de consum. Romanian Statistical Review, p. Remember to change this.

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