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    Jean Baudrillard.William Pawlett - 2007 - Routledge.
    The object system, the sign system and the consumer system -- The break with marxism -- Symbolic exchange and death -- Simulation and the end of the social -- Sexuality, the body and seduction -- Into the fourth order -- Terrorism, 9/11 and war -- Beyond the coded self.
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    The Shared Destiny of the Radically Other: A Reading of The Wizard of Oz.William Pawlett & Meena Dhanda - 2010 - Film-Philosophy 14 (2):113-131.
    This paper explores the classic MGM film The Wizard of Oz from a perspective influenced by Baudrillard’s writings. The paper begins by locating its argument within Baudrillard’s influential notion of the orders of simulacra, noting the neglected distinction between the imaginary and simulation (or hyperreality). It then moves into less familiar territory, exploring some of the least known aspects of Baudrillard’s thought: symbolic exchange, destiny and radical otherness. These notions, we argue, not only suggest an alternative reading of the film, (...)
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    ‘Media Events’ Reconsidered: From Ritual Theory to Simulation and Performativity.William Pawlett - 2018 - Journal for Cultural Research 22 (1):1-15.
    This paper re-examines the long-established notion of ‘media events’ by contrasting and critically appraising three distinct approaches to the question of media events. These are: ritual theory associated with Daniel Dayan and Elihu Katz, secondly, Jean Baudrillard’s approach rooted in his notions of simulation and ‘non-events’ and, finally, the more recent performative approaches to media and mediation. I take Sarah Kember and Joanna Zylinska’s reading of media events presented in Life After New Media as exemplary of the performative approach. An (...)
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    The Sacred, Heterology and Transparency: Between Bataille and Baudrillard.William Pawlett - 2018 - Theory, Culture and Society 35 (4-5):175-191.
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