THE MIRROR OF PRODUCTION by Jean Baudrillard
Telos Press, 1975 First edition, 167 pp., 4 1/4" X 7 1/2" Softcover
Are the concepts of labor and of production adaptable to a developing industrial society? What is the meaning of "pre-industrial organization"? In attempting to answer these questions, Jean Baudrillard examines the lessons of Marxism, which has created a productivist model and a fetishism of labor. He argues that we must break the mirror of production, which "reflects all of Western metaphysics," and free the Marxist logic from the restrictive context of political economy whence it was born.