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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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Jean Baudrillard and the Donald: Is Trump a Fascist or is He the Parody of Fascism?

by Alan N. Shapiro Epistemology of True and False The kind of media theory or media analysis which has been prevalent on the American political left for the past several…

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Baudrillard’s Pendulum

Alexzander Mazey ‘Conspiracies do exist.’ Umberto Eco A Coca-Cola billboard appears, only very briefly, above the American town of Hope, Washington, in the 1982 film, ‘First Blood’. Interestingly enough, this…

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Baudrillard and Trump

by Douglas Kellner French theorist Jean Baudrillard has long been one of the foremost critics of contemporary society, politics, and culture. A professor of sociology at the University of Nanterre…

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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,…

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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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