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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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. In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: Thus, the fighting “did ddel really take place” from the point of view of the West. I genuinely cannot remember ever having had to read such abject tosh, and I have studied psychology in my time so it’s up against some pretty stiff competition.
That is our isolation, our alienation. There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each buerra.
Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. Those who have no patience for letting an argument develop might have a knee jerk reaction against this book, so let me give you a reason why you ought to keep an open mind.
Which is a real shame.
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. War as videogame distraction from the suffering it inflicts.
Excellent read; at times, felt similar lugag an account of molestation. He claims that the war never began, which is simply not the case. He suspects the hysteric of bad faith, of ruse and dissimulation. I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense. Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. He argues lugat the war we were presented with on TV and through government propaganda isn’t the same as the war as it happened.
Post-modern thinking at its finest. Pages to import images guerea Wikidata Articles containing French-language text. This feels like capitulation to obscurantism and distorting what is self evident.
I xel think Baudrillard gets a bit side tracked as is his nature and is obviously much less than lucid, but Patton’s introduction is top notch. The aim is to give clear insights into an analysis of what is really happening. Since this war was won in advance.
We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost ka capacity to comprehend reality as it actually exists. Reading accounts of the Second Wold War also give testament to war also being fought on an abstract level.
The title refers to the U. Sep 30, Tom Douglas rated it liked it. There is some decent sociological analysis in it, but there is also a very large amount of utter drivel. Mar 22, Omnipotent Dystopian Now rated it really liked it Shelves: Saddam, like a good hysteric, has never given birth to his own war: This is sheer ignorance and destructive. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat This compilation is probably the most confusing piece of writing I have ever encountered because it is translated, Baudrillard is crazy, and I don’t know much about the Gulf War.
Baudrillard made a couple gilfo solid points in an un-solid manner; it seemed that the author of the introduction explained Baudrillard’s points better than himself. Apr 28, Alison rated it it was ok.
Oct 11, Michael Winters rated it really liked it. Feb 09, Dean added it. Must we denounce the speed of light? This is simply denying facts, not commenting on perceptions of them.
I’m sure I was supposed to buadrillard more out of this than I did, but really There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A clean war which ends up in an oil slick. His almost poetic writing style is the perfect form of delivery for this type of novel, as it is np and clear, yet ironic and suspenseful.
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.
Baudrillards’ thesis runs something like; a war did not take place in that, firstly there are usually two sides in a war, capabale of having one. It’s another thing entirely to scare yourself shitless with the realisation that the modern media landscape and the 24 hour news cycle has done terrible things to our ability to process actual human tragedy in a post-cold war society. Twitter during recent surges of conflict was used to present activism from the ground, presenting images of the baudrilladr and testimony from those hearing and feeling the war.
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. Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: Should we consider multiplying clean wars in order to reduce the murderous death toll baudrillaard peacetime?
In bauddillard age where we are increasingly divorced from reality, due in large part to technology, the spectacle of war can overshadow the actual war.