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Baudrillard Live : Selected Interviews - Mike Gane

Baudrillard Live

Selected Interviews

By: Mike Gane (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 1993
ISBN: 9780415070379
Number Of Pages: 230

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"Baudrillard Live" gathers together many interviews which have been published in very different locations and publications into a coherent work. New interviews and an introduction make available the conversational thought of one of the leading French intellectuals associated with postmodernism. The scope of the interviews is enormous, from the experience of visiting the cinema, to views on film and photography, on through the Gulf War and the new world order. Baudrillard is well known for his critique of modernity and this work complements his writing, revealing the French theorist's talent for thinking on his feet. The book provides a peerless supplement to his often difficult writing, illuminating many points of contention in his work, particularly those relating to postmodernism.
"Baudrillard Live" is far more than a supplement. It is in its own right a document of the highest importance in the critique of modern society, as it raises many disturbing issues and problems. The collection is edited by a leading authority on Baudrillard's work.
The book appeals not only to those interested in French intellectual life, but also to those interested in the debate surrounding modernity and postmodernity. It is an essential document in the understanding of one of the most creative and important French thinkers alive today.

Industry Reviews

""Baudrillard Live is a superb introduction to the most important and original French thinker of the past 20 years. Here Baudrillard speaks frankly of his modest family background, his apprentice years in the French university system, his continuing sense of himself as an outsider, his dispute with Foucault and his ambiguous response to his sudden fame in America . . . Vast and intriguing." -J. G. Ballard, author of "Empire of the Sun and "In Praise of Women "The chief value of the interviews collected by Mike Gane in "Baudrillard Live is the challenge they offer to the achieved flatness of Baudrillard's recent work. . . . it is the unsettling voices of the interviewers which make "Baudrillard Live a worthwhile addition to the growing number of his books available in translation." -"The Irish Times "This book is--what might sound like a contradiction in terms--an ideal teaching book on Baudrillard." -Scott Lash, Lancaster University

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Virtual State of Rupture...p. 17
I Don't Belong to the Club, to the Seragliop. 19
Beyond Alienation...p. 27
I like the Cinemap. 29
Baudrillard's Seductionsp. 36
The 'Look' Generation- The Mannerism of a World without Mannersp. 41
The Power of Reversibility That Exists in the Fatalp. 43
The Revenge of the Crystalp. 50
Is an Image Not Fundamentally Immoral?p. 67
Intellectuals, Commitment and Political Powerp. 72
Game with Vestigesp. 81
I Stopped Living.p. 97
Forget Baudrillardp. 99
Radicalism Has Passed into Events...p. 129
America as Fictionp. 131
The Evil Demon of Imagesp. 136
The Work of Art in the Electronic Agep. 145
The Politics of Seductionp. 152
The End of the Endp. 156
Fractal Theoryp. 165
Writing Has Always Given Me Pleasurep. 172
This Beer Isn't a Beerp. 180
Sublunar and Atonal Landscapep. 191
When Reality Merges with the Idea...p. 197
Baudrillard: The Interviewp. 199
Afterwordp. 208
Suggested Further Readingp. 210
Bibliographyp. 211
Name Indexp. 216
Subject Indexp. 218
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ISBN: 9780415070379
ISBN-10: 0415070376
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 230
Published: 4th March 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1