Sunday, 21 September 2008

New Book: Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories

Coming out any day now in hardback, a new book co-edited by myself, David Clarke, Marcus Doel and Richard Smith (Swansea University) - Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories. Email the publisher Routledge and ask for a paperback edition as soon as possible.

It's based on the 2006 conference, 'Engaging Baudrillard', held at Swansea. Baudrillard couldn't attend due to illness but he sent a new essay, 'On Disappearance' which is included here (along with another essay by him - a 1992 lecture published for the first time).

Contents:

Introduction The evil genius of Jean Baudrillard David B. Clarke, Marcus A. Doel, William Merrin and Richard G. Smith

1. The vanishing point of communication- Jean Baudrillard

2. On disappearance - Jean Baudrillard

3. Commentaries on Jean Baudrillard’s ‘On disappearance’ - Rex Butler, David B. Clarke, Marcus A. Doel, Gary Genosko, Douglas Kellner, Mark Poster, Richard G. Smith, Andrew Wernick

4. Baudrillard’s taste - Rex Butler

5. Floral tributes, binge-drinking and the Ikea riot considered as an up-hill bicycle race - William Merrin

6. Better than butter: margarine and simulation - Gary Genosko

7. Baudrillard and the art conspiracy - Douglas Kellner

8. ‘Mirror, mirror:’ The Student of Prague in Baudrillard, Kracauer and Kittler - Graeme Gilloch

9. The Gulf War revisited - Philip Hammond

10. Fate of the animal - Paul Hegarty

11. Reality: now and then: Baudrillard and W-Bush’s America - Diane Rubenstein

12. Baudrillard’s sense of humour - Mike Gane

13. The (un)sealing of the penultimate - Andrew Wernick

The Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jean-Baudrillard-International-Library-Sociology/dp/0415464420/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221995519&sr=8-2