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The Postmodern Turn: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millenium

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An analysis of the emergence of postmodern paradigm in the arts, science, politics, and the academy. It is an introduction to postmodern thinkers and themes, covering intellectual and artistic terrain - from architecture, painting, music and

Synopsis:

This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a postmodern paradigm in the arts, science, politics, and theory. From the authors of POSTMODERN THEORY, the much-acclaimed introduction to key postmodern thinkers and themes, THE POSTMODERN TURN ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain--from architecture, painting, literature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. Critically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist past and a future struggling to define itself.

Winner of the Michael Harrington Award for the best book of 1998

About the Author

Steven Best is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. Douglas Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. They are also coauthors of The Postmodern Adventure, which continues their exploration of current developments in science, culture, and politics.

Table of Contents

1. The Time of the Posts

2. Paths to the Postmodern: From Kierkegaard through Marx and Nietzsche

3. From the Society of Spectacle to the World of Simulation: Debord and Baudrillard

4. The Postmodern Turn in the Arts: From Architecture to Painting to the Culture of the Image

5. Entropy, Chaos, and Organism in Postmodern Science

6. The Postmodern Paradigm from Theory to Politics

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572302211
Author:
Best, Steven
Author:
Kellner, Douglas
Author:
Best, Steven
Author:
Best, Steven, PH.D.
Author:
Best
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Sociology
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
History & Surveys - General
Subject:
Postmodernism -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Perspectives Guilford
Series Volume:
94-679
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
306
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a postmodern paradigm in the arts, science, politics, and theory. From the authors of POSTMODERN THEORY, the much-acclaimed introduction to key postmodern thinkers and themes, THE POSTMODERN TURN ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain--from architecture, painting, literature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. Critically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist past and a future struggling to define itself.

Winner of the Michael Harrington Award for the best book of 1998

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