A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present

A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present

by Fredric Jameson

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ISBN-13: 9781781680223
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 01/16/2013
Series: Radical Thinkers Series
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 1,103,982
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Fredric Jameson is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University. The author of numerous books, he has over the last three decades developed a richly nuanced vision of Western culture’s relation to political economy. He was a recipient of the 2008 Holberg International Memorial Prize. He is the author of many books, including Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, The Cultural Turn, A Singular Modernity, The Modernist Papers, Archaeologies of the Future, Brecht and Method, Ideologies of Theory, Valences of the Dialectic, The Hegel Variations and Representing Capital.

Table of Contents

Preface: Regressions of the Current Age 1

Part I The Four Maxims of Modernity 15

Transitional Modes 97

Part II Modernism as Ideology 139

Conclusion: 'Il faut être absolument moderne!' 211

Notes 217

Index 241

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excellent on demystifying the origins of the term "modernity" and its abuses. Vintage jameson