ISSN: 1705-6411

Volume 13, Number 1 (January 2016)

IJBS 13-1 (January 2016)

“Irony is the only spiritual form in the modern world”
(Baudrillard, The Perfect Crime (1996:73).

Table of Contents



Joseph Cunningham. Weber, Baudrillard, and the Simulated Essence of Bureaucracy

Kip Kline. ‘Reading’ The Bling Ring With Baudrillard: Real Time Cinema and the Simulacrum of the ‘Teenager’

Mark McLennan. The Spirit of Criminology: A Requiem for Jean Baudrillard

Marc Oliver Pasco. From Objects to Being and Beyond: Simulating the Crisis of Reason Within the Bounds of hyperreal interpretation of Contemporary Media Society

Tyler Rollins. The (Beer) Consumer Society: Craft Beer Culture Through a Baudrillardian Lens

Ben Trubody. Cooking Up Reality: Baudrillard, Curry, and the Myth of the ‘Real’


Christophe Schinckus. “The Gold Standard and Hyper-real Economy”. Comments on Baldwin’s “Baudrillard and neoliberalism” (IJBS 12-2:].

Books About Baudrillard

William Pawlett. “Killing Spree” Chapter Four of: Violence, Society and Radical Theory: Bataille, Baudrillard and Contemporary Society (London: Ashgate, 2013).

Book Reviews

Jérôme Duwa. “Jean Baudrillard: L’étrange reception”: A review of Oliver Penot Lacassagne (Editor) Back to Baudrillard (Paris: CNRS, 2015).

Maximiliano Korstanje. A Review of Steven Pinker: The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence has Declined (New York: Penguin, 2011).

From the Web

Susan Livingstone and Mark Fisher (2012). Desiring Seduction.  Virtual Futures Website:

Joseph Nechvatal (2015). The Hypernosie Aesthetics of An Exquisite Monster Sacré: A Review of Rosi Braidotti’s The Posthuman.

Paul O. Mahoney. A review of Baudrillard’s The Divine Left. International Journal of Philosophical Studies: