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The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Steve Redhead (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a comprehensive collection of extracts of Jean Baudrillard’s myriad published writings. The extracts extend, in order of original publication in French, from the 1960s right up to the ... More


The Art Conspiracy

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is an extract from Baudrillard’s Screened Out, with an editorial overview


The Evil Demon of Images

Steve Redhead

in The Jean Baudrillard Reader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627882
eISBN:
9780748671182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627882.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is an extract from Baudrillard’s The Evil Demon of Images, with an editorial overview


The Origin of Good and Evil

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

in Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The believers of Santería have one thing in common with non-believers: their curiosity regarding the reasons for the presence of horror and pain. This chapter discusses a pataki that intends to ... More


SUPERSTITIONS—continued

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapters looks at the various written charms—such as certain passages from the Quran or the names of God—that were worn, engraved, or hung up, as well as the rituals to protect against disease, ... More


Free State–free press?

Mark O'Brien

in The Fourth Estate: Journalism in Twentieth-Century Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096136
eISBN:
9781526121004
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096136.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines how a conservative climate impacted on journalism in the newly independent Free State. It surveys the moral crusades against what was viewed as vulgar journalism and the ... More


Labeling the Creatures: Some Problems in Han and Six Dynasties Iconography

Susan Bush

in The Zoomorphic Imagination in Chinese Art and Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824846763
eISBN:
9780824873035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846763.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Fantastic beings proliferate in pre-Han and Han literature and are represented in a variety of forms up through the Six Dynasties period. They pose some problems of identification and classification ... More


Arendt and the Trial of Adolf Eichmann: Contextualizing the Debate

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Hannah Arendt's assessment of the proceedings of the Eichmann trial, particularly her assertion that she encountered “the banality of evil” in the figure of Adolf Eichmann. ... More


Thoughtlessness and Evil

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on Arendt's claim that in the figure of Eichmann, she encountered evil in the form of thoughtlessness rather than diabolical monstrosity. She described such thoughtlessness as an ... More


The Banality of Evil

Valerie Hartouni

in Visualizing Atrocity: Arendt, Evil, and the Optics of Thoughtlessness

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738498
eISBN:
9780814738993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738498.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter reexamines Arendt's widely considered but enigmatic characterization of evil as banal; what “this long course of wickedness had taught us,” she wrote at the end of her report ... More


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