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Performative and Eidetic Simulations

Three Imaginary Regimes

Elad Magomedov

her gestures, facial expressions, motoric movements, in short, her entire performance. There is no performative simulation without a simulated image. The same applies outside the stage, as is illustrated by the performance of a salesman who one day

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Teaching globalisation in the social sciences

The effectiveness of a refugee simulation

Stacy Keogh George

on the role of human migration. The refugee simulation was introduced after the first third of the course had been completed. The pedagogical objectives of this activity were to increase awareness and appreciation of global migratory processes, while

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Simulation, Fetishism and World Domination

Using Baudrillard to Analyse American Discourse

Charles Campbell

the only reality is virtual reality. It is watching that makes it real and that constitutes justice in a regime of compulsory spectatorship. According to Baudrillard, in American hyperreality, everything will come to take the form of simulation, since

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[I] ‘did write this Wyll with my own hand’

Simulation and Dissimulation in Isabella Whitney’s ‘Wyll and Testament’

Vassiliki Markidou

policies of simulation – feigning to have what one has not – and dissimulation – feigning not to have one what one has – and their function within the specific literary text. Whitney's poem revolves around the female persona's mock will and testament in

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An Age of Simulation

Poetry's Tall Tales and Short Stories

Stan Smith

Jean Baudrillard’s essay, ‘Simulacra and Simulations’, speaks of the postmodern condition as one in which the only ‘reality’ is a virtual one, constituted in the interminable play of signifiers which saturate our experience. Today, he argues, Simulation is no longer … of a territory, a referential being or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: the hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth, it is the map that precedes the territory … it is the map that engenders the territory. … It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges subsist here and there, in the deserts which are … our own. The desert of the real itself.

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Response

Murray Smith

the sections and a through-line of argument concerning the distinctiveness of “fiction film emotions” and the character of naturalistic methodology. Transparency, Embodied Simulation, and the “Skin-Screen” In his commentary, Vittorio Gallese sets out

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‘A small world’

Ethnography of a natural disaster simulation in Lima, Peru

Sandrine Revet

An international idea is that the world must be ‘prepared’ for any disaster situation. Among the many tools and practices that contribute to this frame, the paper focuses on exercises intended to prepare for natural disasters: real‐scale simulation exercises. The object of this paper, based on several studies conducted at sites overseen by the UN natural disaster reduction agency (ISDR) and on a field study of a simulation in Peru in November 2010, is these exercises and their purposes and outcomes. It also explores the conditions of possibility for their ethnography.

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Labour activation policies and the seriousness of simulated work

Sveta Roberman

Labour activation is an integral part of neo‐liberal policies that attempt to tackle the problem of employment and employability in the context of the drastically changing institution of work. Reflecting the difficulty of sustaining old frameworks, labour activation, as this ethnography reveals, is anchored in circles of simulative performances of employability and work. People's motivations to work blur the boundaries between the ‘simulative’ and the ‘real’ and are turned into . This fuels activation programmes in particular and nourishes neo‐liberal doctrine in general. But where does it leave the actors themselves?

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The Corrupt State of Exception

Agamben in the Light of Putin

Jakob Rigi

This article revisits Agamben's concept of 'state of exception'. It argues that the postmodern state of exception is exercised not through the suspension of law, as Agamben suggests and as was the case with modern sovereignty, but through the counterfeiting of legality. The counterfeiting of law, which corrupts its meaning, is part of the broader 'corruption of sign' in the postmodern political-cultural economy. The article first details an extended case of counterfeiting of legality in the practices of business raiding, commonly termed reiderstvo, in Russia. It then describes and analyzes the main features of what I call the 'corrupt state of exception' in Russia. The article concludes with a few remarks on the paradigmatic nature of the state of exception in Russia and its consequences for legal and political anthropology.

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‘Virtual choirs’ and the simulation of live performance under lockdown

Anita Datta