Fatal Strategies

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Pluto, 1999 - Civilization, Modern - 191 pages
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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.

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Review: Fatal Strategies (Semiotext(e) / Double Agents)

User Review  - Steph Orme - Goodreads

An essential read for those who want a deeper understanding of Jean Baudrillard's work in semiotics. Read full review

Review: Fatal Strategies (Semiotext(e) / Double Agents)

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

This book is insane. The idea that human beings have already passed the point of apocalypse, can never return, and are existing in a hyperreal world whhere ideas have no center makes me gloomy. I am putting this on hiatus at page 95 and reading a novel with a lot of characters. Read full review

Contents

Ecstasy Inertia
7
Figures ef the Transpolitical
25
Ironic Strategies
71
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

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.

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