The Vital Illusion

Kobo ebook | February 5, 2001

byJean Baudrillard

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Aren't we actually sick of sex, of difference, of emancipation, of culture? With this provocative taunt, the indomitable sociologist Jean Baudrillard challenges us to face up to our deadly, technologically empowered renunciation of mortality and subjec

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Aren't we actually sick of sex, of difference, of emancipation, of culture? With this provocative taunt, the indomitable sociologist Jean Baudrillard challenges us to face up to our deadly, technologically empowered renunciation of mortality and subjec

Jean Baudrillard has been proclaimed as the "prophet of postmodernity." Among his many books are America, Cool Memories I and II, The Illusion of the End, Simulacra and Simulation, and The Perfect Crime.

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 5, 2001Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231506325

ISBN - 13:9780231506328

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Table of Contents

1. The Final Solution: Cloning Beyond the Human and Inhuman
2. The Millennium, or The Suspense of the Year 2000
3. The Murder of the Real
Notes
Index

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Ever fascinated by the self-destructive urges that make us human... Baudrillard claims that the technology of cloning, our many quests for sameness and facsimile, are symptoms of our inability to accept diversity... Rarely do words convey such urgency as on a page by Baudrillard.