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 Sociology

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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Posted in Philosophy Radical anthropology Sociology

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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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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