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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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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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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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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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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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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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