The Postmodern Adventure: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millennium

The Postmodern Adventure: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millennium

by Steven Best, Douglas Kellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572306661

ISBN-13: 9781572306660

Pub. Date: 07/15/2001

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

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…  See more details below

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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/m-/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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572306660
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2001
Series:
Critical Perspectives Series
Pages:
313
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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

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