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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 325–338.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the absolute commodity to reject fetishism's negative and alienated connotations in favor of a conception of the triumph of a higher form of “radical fetishism” allied to the fourth order of integral reality, wherein the object has moved beyond representation to become a total, banal, “nondescript...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Lee Barron Employing Jean Baudrillard's concept of integral reality, as articulated within The intelligence of evil or the Lucidity Pact , and linking it with Tim Guest's journalistic/anthropological account of his experiences within Second Life , the article assesses the extent to which...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 465–476.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Mark Featherstone In this review essay I explore three of Baudrillard's late works, Why Hasn't everything Already disappeared?, The Agony of Power , and Carnival and Cannibal , and explain how they represent his final word on the notion of integral reality and the intelligence of evil. Expanding...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 105–119.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Kim Toffoletti Jean Baudrillard’s claim that we inhabit a transaesthetic and integral reality raises significant questions for feminists seeking to analyze how women are represented in Western media through the neoliberal guises of empowerment and choice. These questions relate to the impossibility...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 431–444.
Published: 01 November 2011
... reality and that of personal freedom. Baudrillard's perfect crime becomes, for Dantec, the alibi for an absolute crime: the invisible and perfectly integrated acts of numerous serial killers operating with impunity. However, it is not so much individual acts such as murder that constitute evil...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 March 2014
... within simulation toward integral reality. References Autain Clémentine . 2011a . “‘L’affaire DSK’: L’impensable viol” (“The DSK Affair: The Unthinkable Rape”) . In Un troussage de domestique , edited by Delphy Christine , 29 – 35 . Paris : Syllepse . Autain Clémentine...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 371–390.
Published: 01 November 2011
... culture away from absence towards presence and above all to reality and its types – surreality, hyperreality, virtual reality, and integral reality. Ironically, the long-term logic of the modern aesthetic abolishes the hypothetical distinction between sign and reality in simulation and virtual reality, so...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 269–288.
Published: 01 November 2008
... unavoidable allure as well as its uncontainable self-propulsion. “It’s like God knew that if we ever got started drawing … that we’d keep at it until the picture was done” (ibid.). The logic expressed in this causal relationship can also be found in Baudrillard’s analysis of Integral Reality, the attempt...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 339–344.
Published: 01 November 2011
... one, sealed the fate of Communism. Note that on each occasion we've moved towards a more all-encompassing world order, more towards one world. And this process has now virtually reached its end. Hence the widespread sense that we're dealing with an enormous unified system today, an integral reality...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2015
... into orbit, leaving the remainder in a disenchanted integral reality. It is important that these two orders never meet or come into contact. If they do, catastrophe and collapse ensue. Baudrillard was a theorist who anticipated and expected the financial collapse but not the renewed catastrophic contact...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (3): 267–276.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: Philosophy, Technics, and Activism,” “Baudrillard Redux: Antidotes to Integral Reality,” “Lyotard’s Aesthetics,” “Affective Landscapes,” “Utopias,” “Friedrich Kittler and War,” “Mediated Geologies,” and “The Spirit of Luxury,” with the latter special issue attending to historical and economic, moral...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 147–174.
Published: 01 July 2007
... awareness on the part of national governments of both the realities and the potential of the new diversities – a greater openness to new transcultural possibilities, that is to say. There is certainly ground to build on. Whilst European integration has provoked new expressions of cultural nationalism...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 19–33.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as consumers of therapies and pharmaceuticals, or as the necessarily damaged creatives who feed the maw of fashion, the production of unhappiness is as integral to the reproduction of capital as is the production of waste. In such perfect communication, reversing the belief of the Islamic architects, any...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 262–274.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., the reality is that it was always so. In the context of the new articulations of complexity, however, it becomes crucial to develop more imaginative and resonant forms of understanding and dealing with cultural change. Certain possibilities are put forward—though only as possibilities among many potential...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (3): 299–324.
Published: 01 November 2009
...), and wish fulfillment (Real as the reality of desire which resists symbolic integration; the Real of an unconscious desire; or, the Real of impossible jouissance ). Freud argued that every dream is an attempt on the part of the psyche to fulfill a wish or desire. Interpretation involves locating...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 293–295.
Published: 01 July 2015
... integral to the mystery that is human reality. So while Ellul focuses on necessity in his careful study of propaganda, he does so from a stance not limited to necessity, from a stance that refuses to have its conceptual horizons falsely reduced to the statistical iron wall of mechanistic inevitability...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2020
... experiment from his Republic , the allegory portrays prisoners who can only stare ahead while the fire behind is ablaze. So all they perceive of reality is the flickering shadows of themselves on an otherwise blank wall. Teachers often tell students that those shadows (updated to include propaganda, heresy...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (1): 135–137.
Published: 01 March 2020
... is in relation to environmentalism. That is, consumerism spawns false needs and false consciousness, disregards the reality of a finite material world in pursuit of ever-expanding markets and profits, and compensates for exploitation and alienation by offering seemingly limitless (but unsatisfying) consumption...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (2): 237–252.
Published: 01 July 2010
... reality is centrally and indissociably psycho-social , the “purely psychical” and the “purely social” being merely limit-cases, as he puts it. And this psycho-social reality of the human “personality” is the product of the individuation of the potential borne within living beings themselves, without...
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Cultural Politics (2013) 9 (3): 280–295.
Published: 01 November 2013
... virtual reality triumphs over actual reality, when the infosphere dominates the geosphere. We have yet to experience this integral accident, although, in Virilio's (2010: 152) estimation, it is “not too far off now.” But we have had intimations of what it might be like: the attacks on the World Trade...