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Why Baudrillard, Why Now?

by Andrew McLaverty-Robinson Like Baudrillard’s own work, this is an unusual, original and potentially controversial book. Readers expecting the usual kitsch-poststructuralist truisms cloaked in verbosity will be disappointed. So will…

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From a Critique of Consumer Society to Forms of Global Psychotherapy or the Illusion of Life

by Oleg Maltsev In this paper, the author conducts a praxiological and descriptive analysis of Chapter 4, “A Critique of Consumer Society,” of the book Remembering Baudrillard by researcher Serge…

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Jean Baudrillard. Maestro. The last prophet of Europe (Chapter 1)

by Oleg Maltsev, Lucien Oulahbib Chapter 1. Introduction. Why write this book? “Greatness is not about a person himself, but his deeds” Dr. Oleg Maltsev  Jean Baudrillard. The last and…

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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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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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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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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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The fate of energy — Wyrmwood: Road of the dead, ecology, and Baudrillard’s zombie

Brett Nicholls University of Otago This paper offers a reading of the Roche-Turner brothers film, Wyrmwood: Road of the dead (2014), in terms of Jean Baudrillard’s work on the fate…

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Masses

“The problem is what’s behind the request – they don’t like what I have to say,  but they come to me anyway, because they need someone to say something different,…

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