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We Have Never Been Postmodern: Reading Jean Baudrillard

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/9780748627882.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter considers other readings by and on Baudrillard which are not collected in the Reader itself. There is a critical editorial introduction to these readings provided in this chapter.


Defiant life: the seductions of Terror amid the tyranny of the human

Julian Reid

in The Biopolitics of the War on Terror: Life Struggles, Liberal Modernity and the Defence of Logistical Societies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074059
eISBN:
9781781701676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074059.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the strategies with which Terror is seeking to refuse the impositions of biopolitical order through the development of Jean Baudrillard's account of Terror as defiant life. ... More


Power without Politics: Domination Theory and the Crises of Capitalism

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Around 1996, the review re-orientated its political critique to examine how the globalisation of financial capitalism had hamstrung the progressive left. Michel Surya’s De la domination described ... More


Newspaper Article: The Gulf War in Real Time and Virtual Space: Approach: Hyperreality

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary, however identified, may be said to include many examples of non-fiction, including works of journalism. Given the reporter’s quasi-objective relationship to history, the journalistic ... More


Introduction

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter outlines the theoretical approach with which this volume develops a Marxian, psychoanalytic, and schizoanalytic programme. The foundations for this programme is an overall ... More


Art and permeable moments

Jared Pappas-Kelley

in Solvent Form: Art and destruction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129246
eISBN:
9781526141927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129246.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art Theory and Criticism

Chapter two endeavours to define art amid a portmanteau—starting with Jean-Luc Nancy’s understanding of art and the image in The Ground of the Image, Bataille’s ideas concerning art as a rupture or ... More


Jean Baudrillard: Media Spaces

in Spatial Ecologies: Urban Sites, State and World-Space in French Cultural Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317545
eISBN:
9781846317217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317217.004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents Jean Baudrillard's reflections on contemporary space. Baudrillard radicalises ideas held among Saussurean linguists about the arbitrary or motivated aspect of the sign. His ... More


Introduction: Eyewitnesses, Conspiracies and Baudrillard

Martin Randall

in 9/11 and the Literature of Terror

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638529
eISBN:
9780748651825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638529.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the impact of the events of 9/11 on the present day. It identifies the various responses to terrorist attacks, which include eyewitness reports that gave ... More


Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Karmen Mackendrick

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Divine Enticement takes as its central claims that the meanings of theological concepts are not so much propositional—whether those propositions are affirmative or negative—as they are seductive; and ... More


Flying into the Unknown: Cinematic Cultures of War and the Aesthetics of Disappearance

John Armitage

in From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334797
eISBN:
9780199388226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334797.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Virilio’s theoretical contribution to the debates over contemporary cinema and war by considering several of his most powerful texts, including War and Cinema: The Logistics of ... More


The Constitution of the Real: Documentary, Mockumentary and the Status of the Image

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cinema’s apparent veri similitude — its ability to document that which appears before the lens — provided the source for early non-fiction film experimentation and opened the door for propaganda and ... More


Introduction The Cybernetic Vampire of Consumer Youth Culture

Rob Latham

in Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter presents an examination of what vampires and cyborgs have to say about consumption generally, and then proceeds to their mobilization specifically within contemporary youth culture. The ... More


We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, ... More


Approaches to a Concept of Simulation

Inge Hinterwaldner

in The Systemic Image: A New Theory of Interactive Real-Time Simulations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035040
eISBN:
9780262335546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035040.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

It can be shown that the different conceptions of ‘simulation’ (the one of culture critique on the one hand and the denomination of technical applications on the other) that seem to be incompatible ... More


Introduction: From the Presence to the Sing

Karmen Mackendrick

in Divine Enticement: Theological Seductions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242894
eISBN:
9780823242931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242894.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The introduction situates the idea of seductive theology in the history of apophasis and of the intersections of theology with semiotics. Through a sketch of relevant semiotic theory in late ancient, ... More


Epilogue

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Science fiction writers of the 1980s borrowed ideas from the works of the 1970s, but the genre and its reception both underwent a radical transformation. Authors such as William Gibson and Bruce ... More


. The Gigantic

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The co-implication of aesthetic and tele-techno-mediatic problems and practices becomes visible as the twin (and twinned) problem of the aesthetic rendering of catastrophe (“after Auschwitz to write ... More


A Mass Doubling of Heroes: Post-human Objects of Queer Desire in Vladimir Sorokin and Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s 4

Alexandar Mihailovic

in The Cinematic Bodies of Eastern Europe and Russia: Between Pain and Pleasure

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474405140
eISBN:
9781474426718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405140.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In their 2004 film 4, the contemporary Russian novelist and screenwriter Vladimir Sorokin and the filmmaker Ilya Khrzhanovsky create a nightmare fantasy about the intersection of two seemingly ... More


Coda

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter reflects on the next step in the ‘-punk’ subgenre as the cyberpunk of late capitalism gives way to the biopunk of the biotech century. It argues that becoming-Deleuzian ... More


“Stranger in My Own Country”: European Identities, Migration, and Diasporic Soundscapes

Fatima El-Tayeb

in European Others: Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670154
eISBN:
9781452947242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670154.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the attempt of the European Union (EU) to become a postnational society. The EU initially aimed at integrating the populations of migrant and minorities into the EU community. ... More


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