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Chris     Turner

Chris Turner

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“ Suffering is a gift. In it is hidden mercy. ” ― Rumi
Authors' Books
  • Male Fantasies: Volume 1: Women, Floods, Bodies, History

    ·4.19·163 Ratings
    First of this two-volume work providing an imaginative interpretation of the image of women in the collective unconscious of the fascist "warrior" through a study of the fantasies of the men centrally involved in the rise of Nazism.
  • The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

    ·3.88·233 Ratings
    There are few philosophers today cool enough to be referenced in the Matrix, interesting enough to be mentioned on Six Feet Under, and popular enough to get over 606,000 hits on Google. Jean Baudrillard has succeeded in all of this and more. Now, in his l
  • The Illusion of the End

    ·3.81·154 Ratings
    The year 2000, the end of the millennium: is this anything other than a mirage, the illusion of an end, like so many other imaginary endpoints which have littered the path of history?In this remarkable book Jean Baurdrillard—France's leading theorist of
  • Passwords

    ·3.74·178 Ratings
    In his analysis of the deep social trends rooted in production, consumption, and the symbolic, Jean Baudrillard touches the very heart of the concerns of the generation currently rebelling against the framework of the consumer society. With the ever-great
  • The Spirit of Terrorism and Other essays

    ·3.74·585 Ratings
    Baudrillard sees the power of the terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but in a sacrifice that challenges the whole system. Where previously the old revolutionary sought to conduct a struggle between real fo
  • The Consumer Society: Myths and Structures

    ·4.12·616 Ratings
    This is the first English-language translation of Jean Baudrillard's contemporary classic on the sociology of consumption. Originally published in 1970, the book was one of the first to focus on the processes and meaning of consumption in contemporary cul
  • Impossible Exchange

    ·3.95·181 Ratings
    The uncertainty of the world lies in the fact that it has no equivalent anywhere; it cannot be exchanged for anything. The uncertainty of thought lies in the fact that it cannot be exchanged either for truth or for reality.Jean Baudrillard’s now familia
  • The Perfect Crime

    ·3.91·241 Ratings
    In his new book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective in order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: the “murder” of reality. To solve the crime would be to unravel the social an
  • Critique of Economic Reason

    ·4.42·59 Ratings
    André Gorz’s earlier books—from Ecology as Politics to Farewell to the Working Class and Paths to Paradise—have informed and inspired the most radical currents in Green movements in Europe and America over the last two decades. In Critique of Econo
  • The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin, and Me #1)

    ·3.71·517 Ratings
    While on summer vacation, little Irene Adler meets a young William Sherlock Holmes. The two share stories of pirates and have battles of wit while running wild on the sunny streets and rooftops. When Sherlock’s friend, Lupin, joins in on the fun, they a
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