Jean Baudrillard

Against Banality

Author: William Pawlett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134169299

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.


Agonie des Realen

Aus dem Franzosischen ubersetzt von Lothar Kutzawa und Volker Schaefer

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783920986999

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 110

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Jean Baudrillard

Fatal Theories

Author: David B. Clarke,Marcus Doel,William Merrin,Associate Professor in Human Geography Richard G Smith,Richard G. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134040717

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Jean Baudrillard was one of the most influential, radical, and visionary thinkers of our age. His ideas have had a profound bearing on countless fields, from art and politics to science and technology. Once hailed as the high priest of postmodernity, Baudrillard’s sophisticated theoretical analyses far surpass such simplistic caricatures. Bringing together Baudrillard’s most accomplished and perceptive commentators, this book assesses his legacy for the twenty-first century. It includes two outstanding essays by Baudrillard: a remarkable, previously unpublished work entitled ‘The vanishing point of communication,’ and one of Baudrillard’s final texts, ‘On disappearance’, a veritable tour de force that serves as a culmination of his theoretical trajectory and a provocation to a new generation of thinkers. Employing Baudrillard’s key concepts, such as simulation, disappearance, and symbolic exchange, and deploying his most radical strategies, such as escalation, seduction, and fatality, the volume’s contributors offer a series of thought-provoking analyses of everything from art to politics, and from laughter to terror. It will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the fate of the world in the new millennium.

Amerika Tag und Nacht

Reisetagebuch 1947

Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644512019

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Eine glänzende, intime Reportage über das geistige Amerika. Eine Reise durch den gewaltigen Kontinent, kreuz und quer, im Pullman, im Greyhound, im Flugzeug, im Auto, hat die berühmte französische Autorin Simone de Beauvoir gerade mit der Schicht des amerikanischen Volks in Gespräch und Verbindung gebracht, von der wir wenig hören, nämlich der amerikanischen Intelligenz. Vor anderen Amerikabüchern zeichnet sich das Buch daher aus, weil hier einmal nicht der Primat der Politik, Wirtschaft oder Technik gefeiert, nicht die Schlagwortwelt der Trapper, der letzten Indianer, der Hollywoodstars und Ölmagnaten aufgetischt wird, sondern weil eine überzeugte europäische Individualistin freimütig mit Journalisten, Gelehrten, Künstlern und Studenten Probleme der Neuen und Alten Welt diskutiert.



American Popular Culture

Historical and Pedagogical Perspectives

Author: Seymour Leventman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443802727

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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American pop culture is no longer merely popular. It has penetrated to such deep-lying cultural and social structures that persons dream and fantasize in pop cultural terms. It is the new reality which increasingly measures all else in the social world. The present volume consists of original essays written expressly for the 2005 Conference of the American Pop Culture Association. They fall under three headings of the Association's lead: History of Pop Culture contains papers of a distinct historical dimension pointing out that although pop culture may become an autonomous force, it exists in a context of space and time. The Teaching of Pop Culture is critical because American pop culture has become so ubiquitous, classroom educators use it to present other unrelated materials, e.g., from history, economics, politics and sociology. Not even high culture such as Classic Literature is immune to pop culture treatment. Utilizing classic literature performs a double function of popularizing high culture while also paying hommage to it. The authors of these papers are research scholars and academic teachers who have spent their careers communicating to students with great skill and dedication, the great ideas and concepts of popular as well as unpopular culture. The book contains important insights into that complexr, maddening phenomenon, American popular culture Scholars, educators and general non-fiction readers will find much enlightening material. Most people associate pop culture with movies, music and TV shows. Yet this volume suggests that in modern society pop culture ultimately absorbs almost every facet of the collective life as to become generic and ever-present. Literature, for example, whether American, Japanese or Italian may lose their cultural distinctriveness and writers may forget their bibliographic ties. A literary agent, defending her client on charges of alleged plagiarism, commented, "As a former teenager myself, I recall that spongelike ability to take popular culture and incorporate it into your own lexicon." As this volume implies, pop culture has both uplifting and downgrading possibilities. "Levantman has assembled a varied and fascinating collection of original and imaginative investigations into the pop culture every American knows and loves (or hates). It's exciting reading and covers all the bases." Howard Becker, Author of Art Worlds and Outsiders

Sozialer Sinn

Kritik der theoretischen Vernunft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518286661

Category:

Page: 503

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Die feinen Unterschiede

Kritik der gesellschaftlichen Urteilskraft

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518576250

Category: Aesthetics, French

Page: 877

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Die Analyse des kulturellen Konsums ist für alle von Interesse, die geneigt sind, ihre eigenen, meist als selbstverständlich aufgefassten kulturellen Vorlieben und Praktiken zu prüfen. Der Reiz und das Verdienst des Buches liegen darin, dass der Autor immer im Kontakt zum konkreten Alltag bleibt. Die Lektüre der Feinen Unterschiede wird ein spannender Selbsterfahrungsprozess.

Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century

Author: Chris Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134597215

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Key Writers on Art: The Twentieth Century offers a unique and authoritative guide to modern responses to art. Featuring 48 essays on the most important twentieth century writers and thinkers and written by an international panel of expert contributors, it introduces readers to key approaches and analytical tools used in the study of contemporary art. It discusses writers such as Adorno, Barthes, Benjamin, Freud, Greenberg, Heuser, Kristeva, Merleau-Ponty, Pollock, Read and Sontag.


Die Simpsons und die Philosophie

Schlauer werden mit der berühmtesten Fernsehfamilie der Welt

Author: William Irwin,Mark T. Conard,Aeon J. Skoble

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608100512

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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»Wer sich jetzt noch einmal daran erinnern möchte, warum diese Serie zum Brillantesten gehört, was die nicht so reiche Weltkultur der vergangenen Jahrzehnte hervorgebracht hat, sollte ›Die Simpsons und die Philosophie‹ lesen.« Daniel Kehlmann, Cicero Seit über zwanzig Jahren gilt »Die Simpsons« als beste und beliebteste Fernsehserie der Welt. Der Erfolg zeigt, dass die Simpsons mehr sind, als nur irgendeine Familie. An Marges Küchentisch und in den Straßen von Springfield treten die Grundfragen der Menschheit off en zu Tage. In elf brillanten und komischen Essays denken elf Philosophen über »Die Simpsons« und die Philosophie nach.

Baudrillard Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 184511678X

Category: Art

Page: 140

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Offers the arts student and others working with Baudrillard's ideas an accessible overview of his better known arguments, as well as extending beyond them to critically engage with his radical notions of illusion, singularity and the fatal.


Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440623

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Verführung ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg: in der Liebe, in der Politik, in der Wirtschaft. In seinem Bestseller "Die 24 Gesetze der Verführung", der hier als Kompaktausgabe vorliegt, zeigt Robert Greene, wie man mit Charme und Überzeugungskraft andere Menschen beeinflussen und auf Abwege bringen kann. Er präsentiert das ganze Wissen, das sich im Lauf der Weltgeschichte über die Kunst der Verführung angehäuft hat: von Kleopatra über John F. Kennedy, Ovid und Casanova bis Freud. Und er erklärt die Regeln dieses amoralischen Spiels, dem sich keiner entziehen kann ...