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 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 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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Posted in Philosophy

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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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

About Baudrillard Photographies 1985-1998. Christa Steinle

There is no doubt that Jean Baudrillard, just like Derrida, Lyotard, Foucault, Virilio, Lacan and Deleuze, is one of those French philosophers whose theories had the most influence worldwide in…

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Posted in Radical anthropology

America. Jean Baudrillard

Why do people live in New York? There is no relationship between them. Except for inner electricity which results from the simple fact of their being crowded together. A magical…

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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 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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