The Gulf War Did Not Take Place is a collection of three short essays by Jean Baudrillard published in the French newspaper Libération and British paper The . View latest Jean Baudrillard’s Documents. Jean Baudrillard’s Documents. Home · Jean Baudrillard’s La guerra del Golfo no ha tenido lugar. Read more. La guerra del Golfo no ha tenido lugar / Jean Baudrillard ; traducción de Thomas Kauf.
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Post-modern thinking at its finest. I don’t recommend this to anyone that doesn’t enjoy academic reading as a puzzle that you have to tinker with for hours on end In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: These are essays originally published to be stand alone in magazines, so they read really awkwardly.
Apr 20, Joe Mecham rated it it was amazing. Plainly, the title is intended to attract I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense. Goodreads helps you keep track of books luggar want to guerta.
The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
It is like those characters in Hieronymus Bosch with a glass bell or a soap bubble around their head as a sign of their mental debility. I feel better now, anyway.
A really really great book that went sailing straight over the head of many American critics who wondered how someone could deny that a war had taken place. Dec 25, Archit rated it really liked it. What he means is that whatever objective the war had and whatever sacrifices were made were overshadowed by the spectacle of war.
Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. This basically presented a clear instantiated example of hyper-reality for the events unfoldi What is vitally important to understand regarding Baudrillard’s thesis was that it wasn’t a literal denial of the war.
We experience only prepared realities–edited war footage, meaningless acts of terrorism, the destruction of cultural values and the substitution of ‘referendum’. Jesus Christ, we’re all fucked. Patton s introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order.
Baudrillard is a genius.
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I’m sorry this is so long. Chris rated it really liked it Jun 05, It isn’t, as Magritte cleverly pointed out. Can’t wait for the movie. A clean war which ends up badurillard an oil slick.
A little hard to follow for a layman, but nonetheless a fascinating look at what effect the media has on the reality of modern “warfare”. We will never know what an Iraqi taking part with a chance of fighting would have been like.
This is simply denying facts, not commenting on perceptions of them. When a Kuwaiti friend of mine saw the book in my room he commented “ohh really, thats not what I thought when I lived in Kuwait during the war.
Lists with This Book. Norris, Baudrillard and the Gulf War. But ” the temporal short circuit of pure war the nanosecond “? Moreover, all that spectators got to know about the war was in the form of propaganda imagery. Now, if he’d said “The lack of a clearly defined declaration makes a clearly defined end very difficult, baudrillad the successors to Saddam’s regime will have to deal with insurgents for a very long time” he’d baudrillare made a good point and been proved right by recent events.
His sentiment that this isn’t a ‘war’ in the traditional sense is also true, shared by Bill Hicks at the time. What he is really saying is that The Gulf War was interpreted differently by the rest of the world because of American media’s misrepresentation of it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Combat as a media event. May 07, vi macdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: Patton s introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in t In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama ofBaudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf War did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event a “virtual” war.
He wrote 3 lengthy articles for a French publication and a few years later they were translated by a University of Wisconsin proffessor and compiled into a page book.
Although he offers useful concepts and tools by suggesting that real events become contaminated by “the structural unreality of images” and applications of his hyper-reality thesis, his methodology paralyzes and leaves you catatonic without any way out xel he states himself: Being polemical with reality is fine but denying that anything and everything that you write doesn’t have to have any relationship to evidence is a horrible precedent to set.
This feels like capitulation to obscurantism and distorting what is self evident. I liked reading about the topic of this book and philosophical ideas behind it better than reading the actual book. Which is a real shame. Oct 16, Daria rated it it was amazing. And as for “Must we denounce the speed of light?
Want to Read saving…. What is vitally important to understand regarding Baudrillard’s thesis was that it wasn’t a literal denial of the war. Wh A really really great book that went sailing straight over the head of many American critics who wondered how someone could deny that a war had taken place. Jul 16, David Daugherty rated it really liked it. An alternative source of media opened up to counteract the narrative running simultaneously on the television. However with the expansive growth of social media his central thesis begins to feel antiquated now as the monopolization and control of images is not as pertinent or believable now.
I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense. In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama ofBaudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf War did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event a “virtual” war.
Although I have deep respect for his work and enjoy engaging with it critically, he seems to stand for everything I actively loathe in this book: Should we consider multiplying clean wars ka order to reduce the murderous death toll of peacetime?