Fatal Strategies

Fatal Strategies

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'The world is not dialectical ... madness now rules everywhere' - Jean BaudrillardJean Baudrillard is one of France's leading modern thinkers and a scholar whose work has necessitated major reassessments across several academic disciplines. Fatal Strategies, first published in France in 1983, comprises his key writings on postmodernism. In this fascinating collection, Baudrillard challenges many of our assumptions about the world in which we live. Claiming that the world is sworn to extremes, he turns received wisdom on its head, arguing for the triumph of unreason and of the victory of the pure object and its 'ironic strategy' over the subject. He looks at illusion, secrets, the visible and the hidden, and claims that the only possible response to the delirious world is the ultimatum of realism and the Principle of Evil.show more

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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0745314589
  • 9780745314587

About Jean Baudrillard

Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was born in the French Caribbean island of Martinique. He studied medicine and psychiatry in France and worked in a hospital in Algeria between 1953 and 1956. He passionately identified with Algeria's armed struggle for independence and this led him to write The Wretched of the Earth (1961) which became a manifesto for the Third World. Black Skin, White Masks was first published in France in 1952.show more

Table of contents

1. Ecstasy & Inertia 2. Figures of the Transpolitical: The Obese The Hostage The Obscene 3. Ironic Strategies: Evil Genie of the Social Evil Genie of the Object Evil Genie of the Passion 4. The Object & Its Destiny Supremacy; Absolute Commodity; In Praise of Sexual Object Gray Imminence; Crystal Revenge; Fatal or Reversible Imminence; Ceremony of World 5. For a Principle of Evilshow more

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