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If you are like most people, youre not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldnt 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.

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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 crisis 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, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.

About the Author

Jim Powell lives in Santa Barbara, California where he enjoys surfing, writing, playing piano and painting.  His other books include Mandalas: The Dynamics of Vedic Symbolism, Energy and Eros, The Tao of Symbols, Eastern Philosophy For Beginners, Derrida For Beginners, and Deconstruction For Beginners. Jim has a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Sanskrit and Indology. His thesis was on Vedic mythology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934389096
Author:
Powell, Jim
Publisher:
For Beginners
Illustrator:
Lee, Joe
Author:
Lee, Joe
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Philosophy, modern
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
Arts, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
postmoderism
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Foucault
Subject:
buddhist ecology
Subject:
philosophy;postmodernism;theory;sociology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
For Beginners
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW LINE DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS THROUGHOU
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 crisis 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, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.

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