Postmodernism for Beginners

Postmodernism for Beginners

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by Jim Powell, Joe Lee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1934389099

ISBN-13: 9781934389096

Pub. Date: 08/21/2007

Publisher: For Beginners

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

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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.

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 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.

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ISBN-13:
9781934389096
Publisher:
For Beginners
Publication date:
08/21/2007
Series:
For Beginners
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.39(d)

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Postmodernism for Beginners 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Powell is smart. If you have read his Derrida for Beginners or Eastern Philosophy for Beginners you will know what I mean. To this title he brings the same gift of being able to sum up a very difficult subject clearly and humorously. He covers many of the Postmodern influences of culture from technology, the media, theory, architecture, etc. Highly recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, in a humorous and interesting way, presents postmodernism (or POSTmodernISM)to the reader in a clear, concise, and entertaining fashion. The book is full of funny illustrations that make the reading go fast.