Postmodernism Is Not What You Think : Second Edition / Edition 2

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Overview

Highly readable, the second edition of Postmodernism Is Not What You Think responds to the widespread claim that postmodernism is over. It explains the historical connections between the postmodern and globalization. Those who wish to kill the term postmodernism still must face the facts that the former nationalistic world-system has collapsed and is slowly being replaced by a more global set of structures.

The book is completely revised and updated with an entirely new section on globalization. The media and popular culture, identity politics, the science wars, politics and cultural studies, structuralism and poststructuralism, and the new sociologies are also put in perspective as signs of the new social formations dawning at the end of the modern age. Lemert shows that the postmodern is less a theory than a condition of social life brought about by the trouble modernity has gotten itself into.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594511530
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Great Barrington Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Lemert is Senior Fellow in the Center for Comparative Research, Yale University, and Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow, University of South Australia, Adelaide. He is the author of numerous books including Uncertain Worlds, with Immanuel Wallerstein and Carlos Rojas, and Thinking the Unthinkable.

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Table of Contents

PART I: Disturbances
Chapter 1
: Beasts, Frogs, Freaks, and Other Postmodern Things

Chapter 2: Postmodernism Is Not What You Think

Chapter 3: An Impossible Glossary of Social Reality

PART II: Beginnings
Chapter 4
: The Political Reality of the Linguistic Turn Chapter 5: Letters from Brazil: Sturcturalism's Zero Signifier

Chapter 6: The Uses of French Structuralisms in Sociology

PART III: Prospects
Chapter 7
: Identities after the Imperium

Chapter 8: Representations of the Sociologist: Getting over the Science Crisis

Chapter 9: The New Sociologies in the Social Unconscious

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