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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
     

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

by Christopher Butler
 

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ISBN-10: 0192802399

ISBN-13: 9780192802392

Pub. Date: 01/16/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. The key postmodernist

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Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. The key postmodernist ideas are explored and challenged, as they figure in the theory, philosophy, politics, ethics and artwork of the period, and it is shown how they have interacted within a postmodernist culture.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192802392
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/16/2003
Series:
Very Short Introductions Series
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
534,841
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 4.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

1. The Postmodernist Period
2. Theory versus Philosophy
3. Politics versus Ethics
4. Aesthetics versus Media Culture
5. Postmodernism and Cultural Studies

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