Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard

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HORROCKs & ZORAN JEVTIC l Published by Icon Books Ltd, Omnibus Business
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Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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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cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.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

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

... Introducing Walter Benjamin Introducing Wittgenstein Semlotics and
Linguistics introducing Barthes Introducing 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 Critical Theory

Introducing Critical Theory

... Introducing Walter Benjamin Introducing Wittgenstein Semiotics and
Linguistics Introducing Barthes Introducing Chomsky Introducing Linguistics
Introducing Semiotics Sociology and Cultural Studies Introducing Baudrillard
Introducing ...

Author: Professor Stuart Sim

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848317802

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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What might a 'theory of everything' look like? Is science an ideology? Who were Adorno, Horkheimer or the Frankfurt School? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories. Deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vie for our attention. Stuart Sim and Borin Van Loon's incisive graphic guide provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing ideas and provides an essential historical context, situating these theories within tradition of critical analysis going back to the rise of Marxism. They present the essential methods and objectives of each theoretical school in an incisive and accessible manner, and pay special attention to recurrent themes and concerns that have preoccupied a century of critical theoretical activity.
Categories: Social Science

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The hypothesis of this book is that the deterrence of war in the traditional sense has been internalized and turned back upon the Western powers, producing a form of self-deterrence which renders them incapable of realizing their own power ...

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253210038

Category: Social Science

Page: 87

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In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of 1992, Baudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf War did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event -- a "virtual" war. Patton's introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order.
Categories: Social Science

Ideas About Art

Ideas About Art

They all start with Introducing and then the name of the person or the idea.
IntroducingAristotle (R. Woodfin and J. Groves), 2010 Introducing Barthes (P.
Thody and A. Course), 2006 Introducing Baudrillard (C. Horrocks and Z. Jevtic),
2011 ...

Author: Kathleen K. Desmond

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444396005

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Ideas About Art is an intelligent, accessible introductory text for students interested in learning how to think about aesthetics. It uses stories drawn from the experiences of individuals involved in the arts as a means of exposing readers to the philosophies, theories, and arguments that shape and drive visual art. An accessible, story-driven introduction to aesthetic theory and philosophy Prompts readers to develop independent ideas about aesthetics; this is a guide on how to think, not what to think Includes discussions of non-western, contemporary, and discipline-specific theories Examines a range of art-based dilemmas across a wide variety of disciplines - from art and design and law to visual and museum studies
Categories: Art

Key Methods in Geography

Key Methods in Geography

For the flavour of things , try some of Icon's comic - book series designed ' for
beginners ' . I especially enjoyed Introducing Baudrillard , Introducing Cultural
Studies , Introducing Derrida , Introducing Postmodernism and Introducing
Semiotics .

Author: Nicholas Clifford

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076197492X

Category: Science

Page: 572

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Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.
Categories: Science

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

(Baudrillard, 1996a: 11) INTRODUCTION Baudrillard's first full-length study, Le
systeme des objets/The System of Objects (1996a), is rich and insightful, and is
notable for worked examples and careful elaborations of position that are not ...

Author: William Pawlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134169306

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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This uniquely engaging introduction to Jean Baudrillard’s controversial writings covers his entire career focusing on Baudrillard’s central, but little understood, notion of symbolic exchange. Through the clarification of this key term a very different Baudrillard emerges: not the nihilistic postmodernist and enemy of Marxism and Feminism that his critics have constructed, but a thinker immersed in the social world and passionately committed to a radical theorizsation of it. Above all Baudrillard sought symbolic spaces, spaces where we might all, if only temporarily, shake off the system of social control. His writing sought to challenge and defy the system. By erasing our ‘liberated’ identities and suspending the pressures to compete, perform, consume and hate that the system induces, we might create spaces not of freedom, but of symbolic engagement and exchange.
Categories: Social Science

Jean Baudrillard Live Theory

Jean Baudrillard  Live Theory

Introduction. Jean Baudrillard has been a global theoretical presence for many
years now, emerging in the late 196()s, alongside writers such as Michel
Foucault, _]ean-Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze. His
writings ...

Author: Paul Hegarty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826462820

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Jean Baudrillard's work on how contemporary society is dominated by the mass media has become extraordinarily influential. He is notorious for arguing that there is no real world, only simulations which have altered what events mean, and that only violent symbolic exchange can prevent the world becoming a total simulation. An ideal introduction to this most singular cultural critic and philosopher, Jean Baudrillard: live theory offers a comprehensive, critical account of Baudrillard's unsettling, visionary and often prescient work. Baudrillard's relation to a range of theorists as diverse as Nietzsche, Marx, McLuhan, Foucault and Lyotard is explained, and the impact of his thought on contemporary politics, popular culture and art is analyzed. Finally, in the new interview included here, Baudrillard outlines his own position and responds to his critics.
Categories: Philosophy

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

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

An expanded edition of the first comprehensive overview of Baudrillard's work, this new edition adds examples from after 1985.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804742731

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 516

An expanded edition of the first comprehensive overview of Baudrillard's work, this new edition adds examples from after 1985.
Categories: Social Science

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

The Jean Baudrillard Reader

He also proposes an original theory of Baudrillard's relation to postmodernism, presenting the theorist's work as "non-postmodernist," after Bruno Latour's concept of "non-modernity.

Author: Steve Redhead

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231146132

Category: Philosophy

Page: 226

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Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) was a controversial social and cultural theorist known for his trenchant analyses of media and technological communication. Belonging to the generation of French thinkers that included Gilles Deleuze, Jean-François Lyotard, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan, Baudrillard has at times been vilified by his detractors, but the influence of his work on critical thought and pop culture is impossible to deny (many might recognize his name from The Matrix movies, which claimed to be based on the French theorist's ideas). Steve Redhead takes a fresh look at Baudrillard in relation to the intellectual and political climates in which he wrote. Baudrillard sought to produce a theory of modernity, but the modern world of the 1950s was radically different from the reality of the early twenty-first century. Beginning with Baudrillard's initial publications in the 1960s and concluding with his writings on 9/11 and Abu Ghraib, Redhead guides the reader through Baudrillard's difficult texts and unorthodox views on current issues. He also proposes an original theory of Baudrillard's relation to postmodernism, presenting the theorist's work as "non-postmodernist," after Bruno Latour's concept of "non-modernity." Each section of the Reader includes an extract from one of Baudrillard's writings, prefaced by a short bibliographical introduction that places the piece in context and puts the debate surrounding the theorist into sharp perspective. The conflict over Baudrillard's legacy stems largely from the fact that a comprehensive selection of his writings has yet to be translated and collected into one volume. The Jean Baudrillard Reader provides an expansive and much-needed portrait of the critic's resonant work.
Categories: Philosophy

Baudrillard and the Millennium

Baudrillard and the Millennium

Baudrillard and the Millennium ' In a sense , we do not believe in th French
thinker Jean Baudrillard . St is his ... His include Introducing Baudrillard and /
Foucault , both published by Icon / To Tulse Hill , in the south of London . Icon
Books UK ...

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Postmodern Encounters

ISBN: UCSC:32106015911487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 77

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Here Horrocks presents Baudrillard's diagnosis of our biggest media event--the Millennium, which is the virus on everyone's mind.
Categories: Philosophy

Baudrillard Dictionary

Baudrillard Dictionary

Introduction: The. words. of. Jean. Baudrillard. Richard G. Smith A dictionary
would begin as of the moment when it no longer provided the meanings of words
but their tasks. (Bataille, 1995:51) Jean Baudrillard (1929–2007) was a visionary
 ...

Author: Richard G. Smith

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748642915

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This is the first dictionary dedicated to the work of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007). It explains and contextualises more than a hundred key concepts, terms, influences and topics within his thought. An essential reference for students and scholars of Baudrillard, it also serves as an authoritative overview of how his ideas have shaped a broad range of disciplines, from art, architecture, film and photography to sociology, philosophy, human geography, media studies and cultural studies. The entries are written by 35 leading Baudrillard specialists from around the world, including Rex Butler, Mike Gane, Gary Genosko, Victoria Grace, Diane Rubenstein and Andrew Wernick.
Categories: Philosophy

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

Introduction: Reading Baudrillard in His Own Terms One of the world's major
thinkers sits at a desk on stage in a casino some thirty miles south of Las Vegas.
After being introduced to the audience, he waits for the applause to die down
then ...

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

Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric

Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric

4 Mark Poster , “ Introduction , ” in Jean Baudrillard : Selected Writings , ed . Mark
Poster ( Stanford , CA : Stanford University Press , 1988 ) , p . 5 . 5 Chris Horrocks
and Zoran Jevtic , Introducing Baudrillard , ed . Richard Appignanesi ( New ...

Author: Sonja K. Foss

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015053773951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

View: 168

Thorough in scope and highly accessible, this volume introduces the reader to the thinkers who have exerted a profound influence on contemporary rhetorical theory. The brief biographical sketches locate the theorists in time and place, showing how life experiences influenced perspectives on rhetorical thought. The concise explanations of complex concepts are clear and provide readers with a solid foundation for reading the major works of these scholars. The critical commentary is carefully chosen to place the theories within a broader rhetorical context. Each chapter ends with a complete bibliography of works by the theorists. Previous editions have been praised as indispensable; the Third Edition is equally essential.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

America

America

In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 0860919781

Category: History

Page: 129

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In this, his most accessible and evocative book, France’s leading philosopher of postmodernism takes to the freeways in a collection of traveler’s tales from the land of hyperreality.
Categories: History

Baudrillard Now

Baudrillard Now

Introduction: The. End. of. Baudrillard. and. Beyond. Ryan. Bishop. The perfect
symbol of the end of the century is (or was rather) the numerical clock at the
Beaubourg (Centre Georges Pompidou) in Paris. There, the race against time
was ...

Author: Ryan Bishop

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745647074

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

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The writings of Jean Baudrillard have dramatically altered the face of critical theory and promise to pose challenges well into the 21st century. His work on simulation, media, the status of the image, the system of objects, hyperreality, and information technology continues to influence intellectual work in a diverse set of fields. This volume uniquely provides overviews of Baudrillard’s career while also simultaneously including examples of current works on and with Baudrillard that engage some of the many and varied ways Baudrillard’s work is being addressed, deployed, and critiqued in the present. As such, it offers chapters useful to the novice and the well-versed in critical theory and Baudrillard Studies alike. Contributors to the volume include John Armitage, John Beck, Ryan Bishop, Doug Kellner, John Phillips and Mark Poster. No less controversial today than he was in the past, Baudrillard continues to divide intellectuals and academicians, an issue this volume addresses by re-engaging the writing itself without falling into either simplistic dismissal or solipsistic cheerleading, but rather by taking the fecundity operative in the thought and meeting its consistent challenge. Baudrillard Now provokes sustained interaction with one of philosophy’s most important, provocative and stimulating thinkers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Art Theory A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory  A Very Short Introduction

Baudrillard cites many instances, such as news coverage of soccer riots, the Gulf
War, and the US incursion into Somalia. The simulation of live TV is obscene and
too intimate: it becomes more real than real, or 'hyperreal.' Since he points out ...

Author: Cynthia Freeland

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579325

Category: Art

Page: 184

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In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. In this Very Short Introduction Cynthia Freeland explains why innovation and controversy are valued in the arts, weaving together philosophy and art theory with many fascinating examples. She discusses blood, beauty, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, clarifying contemporary and historical accounts of the nature, function, and interpretation of the arts. Freeland also propels us into the future by surveying cutting-edge web sites, alongside the latest research on the brain's role in perceiving art. This clear, provocative book engages with the big debates surrounding our responses to art and is an invaluable introduction to anyone interested in thinking about art. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Art