Carnival and Cannibal, or, The Play of Global Antagonism by Jean Baudrillard. London/New York: Seagull Books (distributed by University of Chicago Press). Carnival and Cannibal, or, The Play of Global Antagonism by Jean Baudrillard. London/New York: Seagull Books (distributed by University of. Title. Carnival and cannibal: Ventriloquous evil / Jean Baudrillard ; translated by Chris Turner. Uniform Title. Carnaval et cannibale. English. Also Titled.
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Mark Featherstone; Against the Fake Empire: Cultural Politics 1 November ; 7 3: In this review cannlbal I explore three of Baudrillard’s late works, Why Hasn’t everything Already disappeared?
But Baudrillard’s thesis is that this process of disappearance is never complete and that power can never completely abolish reality. This is the core thesis of The Agony of Powerwhich explains that global power is fatally compromised by the essential duality or reversibility of the real, and that the hell of integral reality is ironically represented by the very moment of its apparent completion.
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It is this paradox, the paradox at the heart of power, which ensures that integral reality, a world of satisfaction and self-identity, is never a utopia where we want for nothing, but rather a dystopia of despair, obsolescence, and nothingness.
In the final text under consideration in this review, Carnival and CannibalBaudrillard extends this analysis of the dual form of globalization cannkbal a discussion of the process of cannibalization and the carnivalesque that informs the fatal struggle between integral reality and the evil of the event.
Given the fatality of the bind between the carnival and cannibal, which means that integral reality is always likely to remain in power, I conclude by reflecting upon Baudrillard’s apocalypticism that promises an end to the fake empire of simulation and the return of carnivap real. Sign In or Create an Account. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Volume 7, Issue 3.
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