Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard

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cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.

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cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.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

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

View: 775

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cuts beneath the controversy of this misunderstood intellectual to present his radical claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland.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

Introducing Baudrillard

Introducing Baudrillard

Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Strange questions? Nonsensical even? Yet these are questions to which there are unexpected answers.

Author: Chris Horrocks

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1874166366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 175

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This work traces the work of Jean Baudrillard, the postmodernist intellectual who has been hailed one of France's most powerful theorists. His style and assaults on sociology, feminism and Marxism have exposed him to accusations of promoting a dangerous new orthodoxy. The book presents his claims that reality has been replaced by a simulated world of images and events ranging from TV news to Disneyland. It provides accounts of his work on pornography, obesity and terrorism, and traces his development from critic of mass consumption to prophet of the apocalypse. It invites thoughts and discussion on whether Baudrillard is 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

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

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

Hawking and the Mind of God

Hawking and the Mind of God

Baudrillard and the Millennium Christopher Horrocks ISBN 1 84046 091 1 UK £2 . ... His publications include Introducing Baudrillard and Introducing Foucault ...

Author: Peter Coles

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028888753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 74

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It is Stephen Hawking's belief that when the theory of everything is discovered, we will at last know the mind of God. Peter Coles explains and examines this belief.
Categories: Philosophy

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 s Bestiary

Baudrillard s Bestiary

The book also includes an interesting and provocative comparison of Baudrillard's powerful essay against the modernist Pompidou Centre in Paris and Frederic Jameson's analysis of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Author: Mike Gane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134923908

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Mike Gane provides an introduction to Baudrillard's cultural theory: the conception of modernity and the complex process of simulation. He examines Baudrillard's literary essays: his confrontation with Calvino, Styron, Ballard and Borges. Gane offers a coherent account of Baudrillard's theory of cultural ambience, and the culture of consumer society. And it provides an introduction to Baudrillard's fiction theory, and the analysis of transpolitical figures. The book also includes an interesting and provocative comparison of Baudrillard's powerful essay against the modernist Pompidou Centre in Paris and Frederic Jameson's analysis of the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. An interpretation of this encounter leads to the presentation of a very different Baudrillard from that which figures in contemporary debates on postmodernism.
Categories: Social Science

The Bequeathal

The Bequeathal

Now, in GODSENT, a contributor to several books from the same series, and co-author of Introducing Baudrillard, who has also had rare personal access to the great cultural theorist, has taken simulacra to reality.

Author: Zoran Jevtic

Publisher: Netherworld Books

ISBN: 1909224812

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

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The Bequeathal: GODSENT In a post-crash, rebooted world, Eugene Reece is one of the billions of pre-indebted citizens whose lives are augmented by the virtualized intellects of the deceased. If anything, his stats tag him average, though a notch more disillusioned and a degree less spirited than the next, permanently connected individual but his surplus dose of ironic self-derision makes him slightly discrepant. The tedium of Eugene's drudge is forever broken during one of his habitual visits to Soho and a too-good-to-pass offer of beta-testing a personal entertainment clone. This results in expensive and fatal biological damage and, although accidental, his indecipherable crime earns him the attentions of the anti-terror agency, subjection to unimaginable torture, and untimely physical death. And that's when his life really begins... Prior to the filming of a blockbuster trilogy, its world-famous lead actor said he was required to read three books before he even saw the script. One of those was by Jean Baudrillard and another from the internationally acclaimed Introducing... series. Now, in GODSENT, a contributor to several books from the same series, and co-author of Introducing Baudrillard, who has also had rare personal access to the great cultural theorist, has taken simulacra to reality. In this fast-paced SF novel, he combines fresh philosophical notions with original concepts of digitised afterlife and reconstructed psyche to bring us to a brand-new evolutionary stage.
Categories: Fiction

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

This book makes his most important writings available in a single volume.

Author: Mark Poster

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745624510

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 811

Categories: Social Science

Jean Baudrillard Live Theory

Jean Baudrillard  Live Theory

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.

Author: Paul Hegarty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826462839

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

Radical Teacher

Radical Teacher

Simile : Studies in Media and Information Literacy » Introducing Baudrillard . Chris Horrocks and Zoran ( Canada ) Jevtic .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020178486

Category: English philology

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Categories: English philology

Introducing Critical Theory

Introducing Critical Theory

lcon Books publish a wide range of titles in the Introducing series which ... Studies Introducing Baudrillard Introducing Cultural Studies 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

Introducing American Politics Introducing Aristotle Introducing Barthes Introducing Baudrillard Introducing Bertrand Russell (Aug 2002) Introducing Buddha ...

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

Related Introducing Titles Icon Books publish a wide range of titles in the ... and Cultural Studies Introducing Baudrillard Introducing Cultural Studies ...

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

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard is one of the most controversial theorists of our time, famous for his claim that the Gulf War never happened and for his provocative writing on terrorism, specifically 9/11.

Author: Richard J. Lane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134026074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Jean Baudrillard is one of the most controversial theorists of our time, famous for his claim that the Gulf War never happened and for his provocative writing on terrorism, specifically 9/11. This new and fully updated second edition includes: an introduction to Baudrillard’s key works and theories such as simulation and hyperreality coverage of Baudrillard’s later work on the question of postmodernism a new chapter on Baudrillard and terrorism engagement with architecture and urbanism through the Utopie group a look at the most recent applications of Baudrillard’s ideas. Richard J. Lane offers a comprehensive introduction to this complex and fascinating theorist, also examining the impact that Baudrillard has had on literary studies, media and cultural studies, sociology, philosophy and postmodernism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Introducing Newton

Introducing Newton

9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes 9781848319868 – Introducing ...

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 Aristotle

Introducing Aristotle

9781848319820 – Introducing Newton 9781848319837 – Introducing Existentialism 9781848319844 – Introducing Baudrillard 9781848319851 – Introducing Descartes.

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 Marx

Introducing Marx

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