The Post-Modern Reader / Edition 2by Charles Jencks, Eva Branscome, Lea-Catherine Szacka
Post-Modernism has been debated, attacked and defended for over three decades. It is, however, not just a fashion or style but part of a greater movement in all areas of culture, and one which stubbornly persists like its parent, Modernism. The Post-Modern Reader is a seminal anthology that presents this trend in all its diversity, as a convergence in/i>… See more details below
Post-Modernism has been debated, attacked and defended for over three decades. It is, however, not just a fashion or style but part of a greater movement in all areas of culture, and one which stubbornly persists like its parent, Modernism. The Post-Modern Reader is a seminal anthology that presents this trend in all its diversity, as a convergence in architecture and literature, sociology and cultural theory, feminism and theology, science and economics.
For this new edition, editor Charles Jencks has provided an entirely new definitive introductory essay ‘What Then Is Post-Modernism?’ that reflects on the movement’s coming of age. The book also encompasses essential classic texts on the subject by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi, while imcorporating new articles by Felipe Fernández-Armesto, John Gray, Ihab Hassan and Anatole Kaletsky. Each text is introduced and contextualized got the reader with a new short introductory passage.
- A new edition of a classic anthology of 26 texts covering the full gamut of Post-Modern thought from architecture and literature to economics and theology.
- The Reader includes key texts by John Barth, Umberto Eco, David Harvey, Jane Jacobs, Jean-François Lyotard and Robert Venturi.
- A book edited by the most influential figure behind the Post-Modern movement – Charles Jencks.
- A timely and informative publication for students that captures the renewed interest in Post-Modernism.
Table of Contents
|List of Contributors||8|
|Ch. 1||New Culture Theory|
|The Postmodern Agenda||10|
|Mapping the Postmodern||40|
|Postscript to The Name of the Rose||73|
|Theorising the Postmodern||76|
|Post-Modernism as Culmination||94|
|Defining the Post-Modern||119|
|Ch. 2||Late Modernism as Postmodernism|
|What is Postmodernism?||138|
|The Ecstasy of Communication||151|
|Modernity: An Unfinished Project||158|
|Ch. 3||Literature, Art, Architecture, Film|
|The Literature of Replenishment||172|
|Mimesis and Diegesis in Modern Fiction||181|
|Pluralism in Postmodern Perspective||196|
|What is the Postmodern?||208|
|Blue Velvet: Postmodern Contradictions||225|
|Ch. 4||Sociology, Politics, Geography|
|The Coming of the Post-Industrial Society||250|
|Fordism and Post-Fordism||267|
|Taking Los Angeles Apart||277|
|The Condition of Postmodernity||299|
|Feminism and Postmodernism||318|
|The Discourse of Others||333|
|Ch. 6||Science and Religion|
|Chaos and Complexity||350|
|The Reenchantment of Science||354|
|Creativity and Postmodern Religion||373|
|Postmodern Science and a Postmodern World||383|
|The Postmodern Challenge to Biology||392|
|Gaia and Evolution||399|
|Why We Need a Global Ethic||409|
and post it to your social network
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews >