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Very Short Introductions #74: Postmodernism

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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 unraveled, 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.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131) and index.

About the Author

Christopher Butler is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and is the author of many books, including Early Modernism (OUP, 1994).

Table of Contents

1. The Postmodernist Period

2. Theory versus Philosophy

3. Politics versus Ethics

4. Aesthetics versus Media Culture

5. Postmodernism and Cultural Studies

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192802392
Author:
Butler, Christopher
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Null, Christopher
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Literature/English | Literary Theory
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
74
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 b/w halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
7.16x4.48x.38 in. .32 lbs.

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