Baudrillard Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

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I.B.Tauris, Jan 15, 2011 - Art - 140 pages
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Jean Baudrillard has been a unique intellectual voice in many of the key debates and issues facing an increasingly globalized, media-driven world. Baudrillard Reframed offers the arts student, and others working with Baudrillard's ideas, an accessible overview of his better known arguments, as well as extending beyond them to critically engage with his radical notions of illusion, singularity, and the fatal.

Kim Toffoletti surveys the ideas of this influential -- often provocative -- French thinker as they relate to today's image-saturated environment. She demonstrates their relevance to analyzing contemporary visual phenomena such as advertising, photography, reality TV, fashion, art, pornography, and virtual reality. Baudrillard’s key themes and arguments are illustrated through a range of visual works, from the graffiti art of Banksy and Katherine Hamnettís protest t-shirts, to Sophie Calleís photography.


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Kim Toffoletti is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology and Gender Studies program at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. She is the author of Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body (I.B.Tauris, 2007).

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