Volume Four, Number One     (January 2007)

 

The ferocity of man as a species is reflected in humanism as a way of thinking: his claim to universal transcendence and his intolerance of other types of thought is the very model of a superior racism, Jean Baudrillard (Cool Memories, 1980-1985. New York: Verso, 1990:114).

 

 

            Articles

          Oğuz Adanir.  The Precession of the Simulacra: Where It didn’t Happen!

Akinbola Akinwumi. Within/Without the Locus of Otherness: Europe, Societal (In)security and the New Topicalities of Fear.

Roland Barthes. “Session of March 25, 1978” from The Neutral: Lecture course at the College de France (1977-1978).

Jean Baudrillard. The Structural Limits of Marxism: Separation from Nature Under The Sign of Production – Marxist Anthropology and The Domination of Nature.

          Gerry Coulter and Kelly Reid. The Baudrillardian Photograph As Theory:
          Making The World A Little More Unintelligible and Enigmatic.

Nicholas Ruiz III. La Conchita

Paul Taylor. The Pornographic Barbarism of the Self-Reflecting Sign

 

Baudrillard and the Media

Jean Baudrillard. “In The Most Complete Ambiguity”: Requiem For The Media.

Paul A. Taylor. Review Essay: Baudrillard's Radical Media Theory And William Merrin’s Baudrillard and the Media.

 

 Books:  Selections from new books on Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard. “The Indifference of Space” Selection from Francesco Proto’s Mass, Identity, Architecture (Includes the introduction by Francesco Proto and a Foreword by Mike Gane).

 

Review Essay and Virtual Dialogue

Gerry Coulter. Bernard-Henri Levy’s American Vertigo: Traveling in the Footsteps of Tocqueville. New York: Random House, 2006, and Jean Baudrillard’s America. New York: Verso, 1988.

 

Book Reviews

Jon Baldwin. The Importance of Gift Exchange. Review of Karen Sykes. Arguing with Anthropology: an introduction to critical theories of the gift. London and New York: Routledge, 2005.

Gerry Coulter and Erica Zwaneveld. Passing Through Sociology.  Review of Jean Baudrillard. The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact . London: Berg, 2005.

Benjamin Noys. Traverse Your Žek: An Explicit Confrontation With Our Political Deadlock. Review of Geoff Boucher, Jason Glynos and Matthew Sharpe (Editors). Traversing the Fantasy:  Critical Responses to Slavoj Žižek. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

Mark McCutcheon. Ethos of Collaboration. Review of Andrew Calabrese and Colin Sparks (Editors). Toward a Political Economy of Culture: Capitalism and Communication in the Twenty-First Century. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004.

Joseph Nechvatal . Fine Absurdist Ubu Art. Review of Jean Baudrillard. Pataphysics. London: Pataphysical Society, 2005.

 


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