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Practicing Postmodernism/Reading Modernism

Practicing Postmodernism/Reading Modernism

by Patricia Waugh
     
 

Instead of accepting postmodernism on its own terms as a radical break with previous Western modes of knowledge and representation, it is more fruitful, Patricia Waugh argues, to view it as a late phase in a tradition of aestheticist thought inaugurated by philosophers such as Kant and embodied in Romantic and modernist art.

Overview

Instead of accepting postmodernism on its own terms as a radical break with previous Western modes of knowledge and representation, it is more fruitful, Patricia Waugh argues, to view it as a late phase in a tradition of aestheticist thought inaugurated by philosophers such as Kant and embodied in Romantic and modernist art.

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"Waugh brilliantly analyses the various theories of postmodernism and then doubles back to examine modernism in light of her analysis....Her original thinking gives much needed clarity."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340550502
Publisher:
Hodder Education Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Series:
Interrogating Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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