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 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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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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Posted in Photography Postmodern theory

Kairos and contingency in photography: Jean Baudrillard’s photographs

by Peter Weibel The extraordinary impact of Baudrillard’s theoretical work on the development of art in the entire world is well known. Little known is the fact that Baudrillard himself…

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Posted in Postmodern theory Sociology

Sociology of Art, Baudrillard and Marcuse

Douglas Kellner Oakland, PSA, April 2007[i] When asked to contribute to this forum on art and sociology I was working on a paper on Baudrillard and his book The Conspiracy…

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