Screened Out

Screened Out

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859846602

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'Watching the president's Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not this. However, watching the presidential figure and his sonorous inanity, you tell yourself that here at least you got what you deserved. Chirac is useless – that goes without saying – but so are we all ... Uselessness of this kind has no origin: it exists immediately, reciprocally; like a shared secret, you savour it implicitly – with its warm bitterness – particularly in these cold snaps, as the very essence of the social bond. Sanctioned by that other interactive uselessness – the uselessness of the screen.' World-renowned for his lively and often iconoclastic reading of contemporary culture and thought, Jean Baudrillard here turns his hand to topical political debates and issues. In this stimulating collection of journalistic essays Baudrillard addresses subjects ranging from those already established as his trademark (virtual reality, Disney, television) to more unusual topics such as the Western intervention in Bosnia, children's rights, Holocaust revisionism, AIDS, the Rushdie fatwa, Formula One racing, mad cow disease, genetic cloning, and the uselessness of Chirac. These are coruscating and intriguing articles, not least because they show that Baudrillard is – pace his critics – still susceptible and alert to influences from social movements and the world beyond the hyperreal.
Screened Out
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jean Baudrillard
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Verso

'Watching the president's Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but
Screened Out: How the Media Control Us and What We Can Do About it
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Carla B. Johnston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Routledge

A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.
Screened Out
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Jean Baudrillard
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Verso

Baudrillard here turns his hand to political debates and issues.
Screened Out
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Richard Barrios
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-16 - Publisher: Routledge

Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives
Screened Out: How the Media Control Us and What We Can Do About it
Language: en
Pages: 217
Authors: Carla B. Johnston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Routledge

A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.