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Jean Baudrillard, Me, and Ethnic Theme Parks by Jerome Krase

Introduction In my work, which I have tried to synthesize for this essay, I have upon occasion borrowed, mostly retroactively, from Jean Baudrillard, or other notable French, or otherwise, intellectuals…

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Practical comprehension of the symbolic model

Jean Baudrillard pays particular attention to signs and symbols in diverse publications and essays, reflecting upon their role in the economic, social, and political spheres, as well as the subsequent…

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Posted in Postmodern theory

A final, paradoxical wink …

… comes to us, perhaps came to us, is quite possibly always coming to us, from our dear friend, our teacher, to remind us, to quite possibly never let us…

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Cancel Reality

« Á la recherche du réel » titrait naguère le physicien Bernard d’Espagnat à propos de notre « micro » monde (les « quanta ») qu’il serait possible de transcrire métaphoriquement au niveau « macro » (le réel…

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Posted in Philosophy Postmodern theory Sociology

America and China as Hyperreal: Jean Baudrillard and Bo Yang

The starting points of the present reflection are Jean Baudrillard’s America and Bo Yang’s The Ugly Chinaman. Yang uses his leading concept, the Chinese soy paste vat, as a metaphor…

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Posted in Postmodern theory Radical anthropology

“Things Surpass Themselves”

FR Recently you were criticised as the prototype of an ‘administrator of theoretical emptiness’ who has taken up a depoliticised position. Not long ago you yourself wrote that today every…

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Posted in Sociology

A Matrix of Melancholia: Mark Fisher and Jean Baudrillard

‘Cinema is the art of appearances, tells us something about reality itself. It tells us something about how reality constitutes itself. There is an old gnostic theory that our world…

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Posted in Photography Sociology

Re-literation and Remixing the Self on Social Media

Steve Gennaro and Blair Miller York University, Toronto, Canada (Re)Mapping Remixes In theorizing about the self and digital media, it is worthwhile to posit a certain way of thinking about…

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Posted in Philosophy

But When, Now?

Bernardo Alexander Attias Professor of Communication Studies, California State University Northridge   Baudrillard Now: But when, now? The title and timing of this charter issue in the Summer of 2020…

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Posted in Postmodern theory

Fatal Fascination, or, Counterinsurgency as Suicide

Andrew McLaverty-Robinson Andrew McLaverty-Robinson is a freelance researcher and political dissident based in the UK. His major works include a three-volume introduction and critique of Homi Bhabha, now available from…

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