This new collection gathers 23 highly insightful yet previously difficult-to-find interviews with Baudrillard, ranging over topics as diverse as art, war, technology, globalisation, terrorism and the fate of humanity. From familiar themes to the less well understood aspects of his thought, these interviews give you an overview of Baudrillard's ideas - without the jargon typical of written texts. Read as Baudrillard himself discusses, explains and elaborates on his ideas, making this collection essential for understanding many of his other works.
Richard G. Smith is Associate Professor in Human Geography at Swansea University. David B. Clarke is Professor of Human Geography at Swansea University.
Acknowledgements; Introduction: Not Forgetting Baudrillard; Interview 1: Too Bad about Patagonia; Interview 2: Disappearance beyond Disappearance; Interview 3: After Utopia: The Primitive Society of the Future; Interview 4: The Possibility of Another Game; Interview 5: Politics of Performance: Montand, Coluche = Le Pen?; Interview 6: A Time of Promiscuity; Interview 7: Forgetting Critiques; Interview 8: Cover Story; Interview 9: Symbolic Exchange: Taking Theory Seriously; Interview 10: Vivisecting the 90s; Interview 11: Things Surpass Themselves; Interview 12: On the New Technologies; Interview 13: I'm Not a Prophet; Interview 14: Endangered Species?; Interview 15: Hate: A Last Sign of Life; Interview 16: Europe, Globalisation and the Destiny of Culture; Interview 17: Between Difference and Singularity; Interview 18: The Catastrophe of Paradox; Interview 19: This is the Fourth World War; Interview 20: The Matrix Decoded; Interview 21: Continental Drift; Interview 22: The Art of Disappearing; Interview 23: The Antidote to the Global Lies in the Singular; Select Interviews and Dialogues; Books by Jean Baudrillard in English; Name index; Subject index.