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The Postmodern Adventure: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millennium (Critical Perspectives)

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Best (philosophy, U. of Texas, El Paso) and Kellner (philosophy, UCLA) address the challenges to humanity which come with the transition to a postmodern society. They examine fundamental changes to all aspects of culture, from warfare, education, and politics to modes of work, communication, entertainment, everyday life, social relations, identities, bodily existence, and life-forms. Throughout, they raise questions about which theoretical and political perspectives can guide humanity to a better future. Best and Kellner are co-authors of two previous books on postmodernity, Postmodern Theory (1991) and The Postmodern Turn(1994).
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Massive geopolitical shifts and dramatic developments in computerization and biotechnology are heralding the transformation from the modern to the postmodern age. We are confronted with altered modes of work, communication, and entertainment; new postindustrial and political networks; novel approaches to warfare; genetic engineering; and even cloning. This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the success of Best and Kellner s two previous books: Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field, and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena--from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture. They use the best of modern and postmodern perspectives to illuminate contemporary life and to strive for a just and viable future.

Gold Medal Winner in Philosophy--ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

About the Author

Steven Best is Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. The author of The Politics of Historical Vision, he is coauthor (with Douglas Kellner) of Postmodern Theory and The Postmodern Turn.

Douglas Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is coauthor of Postmodern Theory and The Postmodern Turn, and author of several other books on social theory, politics, history, and culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Between the Modern and the Postmodern

1. Thomas Pynchon and the Advent of Postmodernity

2. Modern/Postmodern Wars: Vietnam, Iraq, and Beyond

3. Postmodern Turns in Science

4. Technological Revolution and Human Evolution

5. Globalization and the Restructuring of Capital

Epilogue: Challenges for the Third Millennium

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572306653
Author:
Best, Steven
Author:
Kellner, Douglas
Author:
Best, Steven
Author:
Best, Steven, PH.D.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Postmodernism
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Postmodernism -- Social aspects.
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Critical Perspectives (Paperback)
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
313
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Massive geopolitical shifts and dramatic developments in computerization and biotechnology are heralding the transformation from the modern to the postmodern age. We are confronted with altered modes of work, communication, and entertainment; new postindustrial and political networks; novel approaches to warfare; genetic engineering; and even cloning. This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the success of Best and Kellner s two previous books: Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field, and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena--from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture. They use the best of modern and postmodern perspectives to illuminate contemporary life and to strive for a just and viable future.

Gold Medal Winner in Philosophy--ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

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