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Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
This Wide-ranging Work Seeks To Crystallize A Definition Of Postmodernism. The Author Looks At The Postmodern Across A Wide Landscape, From High Art To Low; From Market Ideology To Architecture, From ...Painting To Punk; Film, From Video Art To Literature. The Cultural Logic Of Late Capitalism -- Theories Of The Postmodern -- Surrealism Without The Unconscious -- Spatial Equivalents In The World System -- Reading And The Division Of Labor -- Utopianism After The End Of Utopia -- Immanence And Nominalism In Postmodern Theoretical Discourse -- Postmodernism And The Market -- Nostalgia For The Present -- Secondary Elaborations. Fredric Jameson. Includes Bibliographical References (p. -430) And Index.
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
Many Definitions Of Postmodernism Focus On Its Nature As The Aftermath Of The Modern Industrial Age When Technology Developed Dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-francois Lyotard Extends Tha...t Analysis To Postmodernism By Looking At The Status Uf Science, Technology, And The Arts, The Significance Of Technocracy, And The Way The Flow Of Information And Knowledge Are Controlled In The Western World. Lyotard Emphasized Language; The World Of Postmodern Knowledge Can Be Represented As A Game Of Language Where Speaking Is Participation In The Game Whose Goal Is The Creation Of New And Ever-changing Social Linkages. The Field : Knowledge In Computerized Societies -- The Problem : Legitimation -- The Method : Language Games -- The Nature Of The Social Bond : The Modern Alternative -- The Nature Of The Social Bond : The Postmodern Perspective -- The Pragmatics Of Narrative Knowledge -- The Pragmatics Of Scientific Knowledge -- The Narrative Function And The Legitimation Of Knowledge -- Narratives Of The Legitimation Of Knowledge -- Delegitimation -- Research And Its Legitimation Through Performativity -- Education And Its Legitimation Through Performativity -- Postmodern Science As The Search For Instabilities -- Legitimation By Paralogy -- Appendix : Answering The Question : What Is Postmodernism. Jean-françois Lyotard ; Translation From The French By Geoff Bennington And Brian Massumi ; Foreword By Fredric Jameson. Translation Of: La Condition Postmoderne. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are u...nraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. The key postmodernist ideas are explored and challenged, as they figure in the theory, philosophy, politics, ethics and artwork of the period, and it is shown how they have interacted within a postmodernist culture. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
What Is Postmodernism? Here At Last Is A Long Overdue Graphic Study Guide To The Maddeningly Enigmatic Concept Used To Define Our Cultural Condition In The Late Twentieth Century. Postmodernism Claims... That Modernity Which Began With 'the Enlightenment', Industrialism, Darwin And Marx, Has Collapsed. We Now Live In An Endlessly 'contemporary Culture' Full Of Contested Meanings. The Resulting Postmodern Culture Embodies Parody, Pastiche And Cultural Cross-over. It Is A Virtual World Of Hyperreality Containing Such Strange Phenomena As Post-holocaust Amnesia, Disneyland, Cyberspace, And Fukuyama's Proclaimed 'end Of History'.--jacket. Richard Appignanesi And Chris Garratt With Ziauddin Sardar And Patrick Curry. Includes Bibliographical References.
A Primer on Postmodernism
From the Academy to Pop Culture, our society is in the throes of change rivaling the birth of modernity out of the decay of the Middle Ages. We are now moving from the modern to the postmodern era. Bu...t what is postmodernism? How did it arise? What characterizes the postmodern ethos? Who are its leading advocates? Most important of all, what challenges does this cultural shift present to the church, which must proclaim the gospel to the emerging postmodern generation? Stanley J. Grenz here charts the postmodern landscape. He shows the threads that link art and architecture, philosophy and fiction, literary theory and television. He shows how the postmodern phenomenon has actually been in the making for a century, also introducing readers to the contemporary gurus of the postmodern mind-set. Scholarly yet accessible to all, this volume is an indispensable guide for understanding contemporary Western culture.
Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture
The modern era is over. Assumptions that shaped twentieth-century thought and culture, the bridges we crossed to this present moment, have blown up. The postmodern age has begun. Just what is postmode...rnism? The average person would be shocked by its creed: Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist. These are social constructs. Human life has no special significance, no more value than animal or plant life. All social relationships, all institutions, all moral values are expressions and masks of the primal will to power. Alarmingly, these ideas have gripped the nation's universities, which turn out today's lawyers, judges, writers, journalists, teachers, and other culture-shapers. Through society's influences, postmodernist ideas have seeped into films, television, art, literature, politics; and, without his knowing it, into the head of the average person on the street. Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism. We must understand our times. Then, through the power that Christ gives, we can counter the prevailing culture and proclaim His sufficiency to our society's very points of need. "While pundits wring their hands over the radicalism of political correctness, speech codes, and outrageous art, Gene Edward Veith takes unerring aim at the intellectual roots of it all. The most important book for anyone who wants to know what's behind the political correctness movement." --Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship "An ideal guide for Christians who don't want to be like the notorious military strategist preparing to fight the last war instead of the next one." --Herbert Schlossberg, author, Idols for Destruction "Pinpoints the strengths and weaknesses of postmodern thought and points the way for Christians to take advantage of both." --E. Calvin Beisner, Covenant College The cultural landscape is now made up of diverse "communities"--feminists, gays, neo-conservatists, African-Americans, pro-lifers--who seem to have no common frame of reference by which to communicate with each other. Veith offers Christians instructions as to how they can respond to these varied groups.
Postmodernism For Beginners
If you are like most people, you’re not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn’t tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim,... Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crises of our time–the failure of the Enlightenment. Jim Powell takes the position that Postmodernism is a series of “maps” that help people find their way through a changing world. Postmodernism For Beginners features the thoughts of Foucault on power and knowledge, Jameson on mapping the postmodern, Baudrillard on the media, Harvey on time-space compression, Derrida on deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari on rhizomes. The book also discusses postmodern artifacts such as Madonna, cyberpunk sci-fi, Buddhist ecology and teledildonics.
The Illusions of Postmodernism
In this brilliant critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or c...onsumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought.
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Teach Yourself Postmodernism
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