Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard

A Graphic Guide Chris Horrocks. ->introducing BAUDRILLARD CHRIs HORROCKs & ZORAN JEVTIC l Published by Icon Books Ltd, Omnibus Business Centre, 39–41 North.

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319844

Category: Philosophy

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Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic?s artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard was a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture - or one of its symptoms
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard

Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007.

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848312075

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 175

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Illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007. Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France's most subtle and powerful theorists. But his provocative style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy - of being the 'pimp' of postmodernism. Introducing Baudrillard cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides a clear account of Baudrillard's work on obesity, pornography and terrorism and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. Chris Horrocks' text and Zoran Jevtic?s artwork invite us to decide whether Baudrillard was a cure for the vertigo of contemporary culture - or one of its symptoms
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

This is the problematical task of any 'Introduction' to Baudrillard like this one, the very thing it should be trying to make clear insofar as it is to convey anything of his work: the impossibility of introducing Baudrillard.

Author: Rex Butler

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446265123

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book goes beyond Baudrillard's writings on consumer objects, the Gulf War and America, to identify the fundamental logic that underpins his writings. It does this through a series of close readings of his main texts, paying particular attention to the form and internal coherence of his arguments. The book is written for all those who want a general introduction to Baudrillard's work, and will also appeal to those readers who are interested in social theory, but who have not yet taken Baudrillard seriously.
Categories: Social Science

Baudrillard and the Media

Baudrillard and the Media

Upon this basis the book also resituates Baudrillard within media theory, developing an original, critical re-reading of his relationship with McLuhanism and arguing for the significance instead of hitherto neglected influences such as ...

Author: William Merrin

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745630731

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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'Baudrillard and the Media' is the first in-depth critical study of Jean Baudrillard's media theory. Rejecting the common positioning of Baudrillard within the discipline as a postmodernist it argues instead for the necessity of a fuller reading of his ideas and critical project. Merrin offers an overview and evaluation of his key arguments and themes, focusing especially upon the organising principle of his work: his theory of symbolic exchange and critique of the semiotic and of simulation. Upon this basis the book also resituates Baudrillard within media theory, developing an original, critical re-reading of his relationship with McLuhanism and arguing for the significance instead of hitherto neglected influences such as Boorstin. Emphasizing his critical value and contemporary relevance, 'Baudrillard and the Media' also provides the most detailed exploration yet of Baudrillard's theory of the non-event, considering its applicability through case studies of his controversial analyses of the Gulf War, of 9/11 and the Afghan and Iraq Wars and of his own appearance in the film The Matrix. Considering also Baudrillard's discussion of cinema, his theory and personal practice of photography and his critique of new media, the book concludes with an evaluation of his place within media and communication studies and an argument for his importance for this field. Students and scholars of the media, and media theory in particular, will welcome this clear and comprehensive study.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Critical Theory

Introducing Critical Theory

lcon Books publish a wide range of titles in the Introducing series which are directly relevant to the field of ... Chomsky Introducing Linguistics Introducing Semiotics Sociology and Cultural Studies Introducing Baudrillard Introducing ...

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781840469097

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 176

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The last few decades have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories, with deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vying for our attention. The world around us can look very different on the critical theory applied to it. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. This book provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Introducing Anthropology

Introducing Anthropology

Other Introducing Books . ... Introducing American Politics Introducing Aristotle Introducing Barthes Introducing Baudrillard Introducing Bertrand Russell (Aug 2002) Introducing Buddha Introducing Camus Introducing Chaos Introducing ...

Author: Merryl Wyn-Davis

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848318762

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Anthropology originated as the study of 'primitive' cultures. But the notion of 'primitive' exposes presumptions of 'civilized' superiority and the right of the West to speak for 'less evolved' others. With the fall of Empire, anthropology became suspect and was torn by dissension from within. Did anthropology serve as a 'handmaiden to colonialism'? Is it a 'science' created by racism to prove racism? Can it aid communication between cultures, or does it reinforce our differences? "Introducing Anthropology" is a fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavoury history. It traces the evolution of anthropology from its genesis in Ancient Greece to its varied forms in contemporary times. Anthropology's key concepts and methods are explained, and we are presented with such big-name anthropologists as Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Margaret Mead and Claude Levi-Strauss. The new varieties of self-critical and postmodern anthropologies are examined, and the leading question - of the impact of anthropology on non-Western cultures - is given centre-stage. "Introducing Anthropology" is lucid in its arguments, its good humour supported by apt and witty illustrations. This book offers a highly accessible invitation into anthropology.
Categories: Social Science

Introducing Newton

Introducing Newton

A Graphic Guide William Rankin. 9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes 9781848319868 – Introducing Aristotle.

Author: William Rankin

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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"Introducing Newton" explains the extraordinary ideas of a man who sifted through the accumulated knowledge of centuries, tossed out mistaken beliefs, and single-handedly made enormous advances in mathematics, mechanics and optics. By the age of 25, entirely self-taught, he had sketched out a system of the world. Einstein's theories are unthinkable without Newton's founding system. He was also a secret heretic, a mystic and an alchemist, the man of whom Edmond Halley said, 'Nearer to the gods may no man approach!'.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Introducing Machiavelli

Introducing Machiavelli

A Graphic Guide Patrick Curry. 9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes 9781848319868 – Introducing Aristotle 9781848318564 –

Author: Patrick Curry

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319783

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Illustrated guide to the crucial Italian philosopher and author of The Prince. 'Machiavellian' is a popular byword for treachery and opportunism. Machiavelli's classic book on statecraft, The Prince, published over 400 years ago, remains controversial to this day because of its electrifying frankness as a practical guide to power. Is it a how-to manual for dictators, a cynical philosophy of 'the end justifies the means', or a more complex and subtle analysis of successful government? Machiavelli was a loyal servant of the Florentine republic. His opposition to Medici despotism led him to torture on the rack and exile, and yet he chose as his model for the Prince the most notorious tyrant, Cesare Borgia. Introducing Machiavelli traces the colourful life of this paradoxical realist whose clear-sighted patriotism made him the first truly modern political scientist. Machiavelli is seen as central to the postmodern debate on Civil Society. This book brings the creative turbulence of Renaissance Italy to life, and presents a compelling portrait of a key figure of European political history.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Marx

Introducing Marx

A Graphic Guide Rius. 9781848319820 – Introducing Newton 9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes.

Author: Rius

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319813

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Compact INTRODUCING guide to the influential philosopher, sociologist and economist. INTRODUCING MARX - A GRAPHIC GUIDE explores the life of the most famous Socialist figure, from his early years to meeting Engels in1842. It provides a readable, understandable biography of Karl Marx as well as a fundamental account of his original philosophy, its roots in 19th century European ideology, his radical economic and social criticism of capitalism that inspired vast 20th century revolutions.
Categories: Political Science

Introducing Aristotle

Introducing Aristotle

A Graphic Guide Rupert Woodfin. 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes 9781848318564 – Introducing Jung.

Author: Rupert Woodfin

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319868

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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"Introducing Aristotle" guides the reader through an explosion of theories, from the establishment of systematic logic to the earliest rules of science. Aristotle's authority extended beyond his own lifetime to influence fundamentally Islamic philosophy and medieval scholasticism. For fifteen centuries, he remained the paradigm of knowledge itself. But can Aristotelian realism still be used to underpin our conception of the world today?
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Descartes

Introducing Descartes

A Graphic Guide Dave Robinson. 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319868 – Introducing Aristotle 9781848318564 – Introducing Jung.

Author: Dave Robinson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319851

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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René Descartes is famous as the philosopher who was prepared to doubt everything- even his own physical existence. Most people also know that he said 'I think, therefore I am', even if they are not always sure what he really meant by it. Introducing Descartes explains what Descartes doubted, and why he is usually called the father of modern philosophy. It is a clear and accessible guide to all the puzzling questions he asked about human beings and their place in the world. Dave Robinson and Chris Garratt give a lucid account of Descartes' contributions to modern science, mathematics, and the philosophy of mind- and also reveal why he liked to do all of his serious thinking in bed.
Categories: Philosophy

Introducing Jung

Introducing Jung

A Graphic Guide Maggie Hyde. 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes 9781848319868 – Introducing Aristotle.

Author: Maggie Hyde

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848318564

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Carl Gustav Jung was the enigmatic and controversial father of analytical psychology. This updated edition of Introducing Jung brilliantly explains the theories that underpin Jung’s work, delves into the controversies that led him to break away from Freud and describes his near psychotic breakdown, from which he emerged with radical new insights into the nature of the unconscious mind – and which were published for the first time in 2009 in The Red Book. Step by step, Maggie Hyde demonstrates how it was entirely logical for him to explore the psychology of religion, alchemy, astrology, the I Ching and other phenomena rejected by science in his investigation of his patients’ dreams, fantasies and psychic disturbances.
Categories: Psychology

Introducing Evolutionary Psychology

Introducing Evolutionary Psychology

A Graphic Guide Dylan Evans, Oscar Zarate. 9781848319820 – Introducing Newton 9781848319813 – Introducing Marx 9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard.

Author: Dylan Evans

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319776

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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How did the mind evolve? How does the human mind differ from the minds of our ancestors, and from the minds of our nearest relatives, the apes? What are the universal features of the human mind, and why are they designed the way they are? If our minds are built by selfish genes, why are we so cooperative? Can the differences between male and female psychology be explained in evolutionary terms? These questions are at the centre of a rapidly growing research programme called evolutionary psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Theory for Religious Studies

Theory for Religious Studies

Baudrillard goes so far as to argue that media and other imaginary constructs, like Disneyland, function to create ... Baudrillard's ideas raise significant questions and issues for the study of religion. ... Introducing Baudrillard.

Author: William E. Deal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135887971

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In this handy volume, two professors of religious studies provide the student of religious studies - whether the motivated undergraduate, graduate student, or professor - with a brief review of theorists' work from the perspective of religious studies. For example, in 5-10 pages, the reader will get a review of Emmanuel Levinas's work as it offers insights for scholars in religious studies, followed by a selected bibliography. In short, this is a guide for students of religious studies that will take major theoretical writers in the humanities and social sciences and explain their relevance to the study of religion.
Categories: Religion

Brechtian Cinemas

Brechtian Cinemas

The wasteland that makes the film's setting is another reason for introducing Baudrillard into the discussion, with “desert of the real” as its central metaphor. Baudrillard opens his book by evoking Jorge Luis Borges' fable on a map so ...

Author: Nenad Jovanovic

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438463636

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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Explores the influence of Bertolt Brecht’s ideas on the practice and study of cinema. In Brechtian Cinemas, Nenad Jovanovic uses examples from select major filmmakers to delineate the variety of ways in which Bertolt Brecht’s concept of epic/dialectic theatre has been adopted and deployed in international cinema. Jovanovic critically engages Brecht’s ideas and their most influential interpretations in film studies, from apparatus theory in the 1970s to the presently dominant cognitivist approach. He then examines a broad body of films, including Brecht’s own Mysteries of a Hairdressing Salon (1923) and Kuhle Wampe (1932), Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s History Lessons (1972), Peter Watkins’s La Commune (2000), and Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac (2013). Jovanovic argues that the role of montage—a principal source of artistic estrangement (Verfremdung) in earlier Brechtian films—has diminished as a result of the technique’s conventionalization by today’s Hollywood and related industries. Operating as primary agents of Verfremdung in contemporary films inspired by Brecht’s view of the world and the arts, Jovanovic claims, are conventions borrowed from the main medium of his expression, theatre. Drawing upon a vast number of sources and disciplines that include cultural, film, literature, and theatre studies, Brechtian Cinemas demonstrates a continued and broad relevance of Brecht for the practice and understanding of cinema. “This book opens up one of the most vaguely and often ill employed terms within film theory for extremely detailed discussion, providing the most thorough analysis of Brechtianism available to film scholars. It will become a standard reference.” — R. Barton Palmer, coeditor of Invented Lives, Imagined Communities: The Biopic and American National Identity
Categories: Performing Arts

Critical and Cultural Theory

Critical and Cultural Theory

Horrocks, C. and Z. Jevtic (1999), Introducing Baudrillard, Cambridge: Icon. The simulacrum and philosophy Deleuze, G. (1988), “The Visible and the Articulable', in Foucault, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Author: Dani Cavallaro

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567591302

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This radical, new book brings together the key concepts, issues and debates in critical and cultural theory today. Each chapter presents a self-contained analysis of each concept as well providing a range of discussion questions and further reading. Throughout, text-links connect related material across chapters, enabling the reader to pursue their own line of disciplinary or cross-disciplinary inquiry.
Categories: Political Science

Literary Theory A Guide for the Perplexed

Literary Theory  A Guide for the Perplexed

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING Richard Appignanesi and Chris Garratt, Introducing Postmodernism. ... Christopher Butler, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction. ... Chris Horrocks and Zoran Jevtic, Introducing Baudrillard.

Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441167811

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This Guide for the Perplexed provides an advanced introduction to literary theory from basic information and orientation for the uninformed leading on to more sophisticated readings. It engages directly with the difficulty many students find intimidating, asking 'What is ''Literary Theory''?' and offering a clear, concise, accessible guide to the major theories and theorists, including: humanism; structuralism; poststructuralism; psychoanalytic approaches; feminist approaches; queer theory; ideology and discourse; new historicism; race and postcolonialism; postmodernism. The final chapter points to new directions in literary and cultural theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

The essay introducing Baudrillard's doctoral submission was presented in 1986 and published in French in 1987. Since then there has been a further major turn in Baudrillard's scheme . It was announced at the 1989 conference in Montana ...

Author: Mike Gane

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025940011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1664

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Jean Baudrillard is one of the most important and provocative writers in the contemporary era. Widely acclaimed as the prophet of postmodernism, he has famously announced the disappearance of the subject, meaning, truth, class and the notion of reality itself. Although he worked as a sociologist, his writing has enjoyed a wide interdisciplinary popularity and influence. He is read by students of sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, literature, French and geography. Organized into eight sections, the volumes provide the most complete guide to Baudrillard currently available: Section 1: Theoretical Issues In this section the central themes informing Baudrillard's work are
Categories: Philosophy

Introduction to Politics and Society

Introduction to Politics and Society

Baudrillard : the Gulf War did not take place Jean Baudrillard provides one of the most interesting interpretations of the Gulf War . His account is a very serious one . The Gulf War was fought by the West to subordinate Islam to the ...

Author: Shaun Best

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761971319

Category: Social Science

Page: 275

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Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
Categories: Social Science