The Postmodern Turn / Edition 1

The Postmodern Turn / Edition 1

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The Postmodern Turn / Edition 1

This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a postmodern paradigm in the arts, science, politics, and theory. From the authors of POSTMODERN THEORY, the much-acclaimed introduction to key postmodern thinkers and themes, THE POSTMODERN TURN ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain—from architecture, painting, literature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. Critically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Douglas Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist past and a future struggling to define itself.

Winner of the Michael Harrington Award for the best book of 1998

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572302211
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/1997
Series: Critical Perspectives Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 1,313,231
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Time of the Posts
2. Paths to the Postmodern: From Kierkegaard through Marx and Nietzsche
3. From the Society of Spectacle to the World of Simulation: Debord and Baudrillard
4. The Postmodern Turn in the Arts: From Architecture to Painting to the Culture of the Image
5. Entropy, Chaos, and Organism in Postmodern Science
6. The Postmodern Paradigm from Theory to Politics


Readers interested in understanding what postmodernism really means in the major fields of human endeavor—the arts, sciences, politics, and the academy. Serves as supplementary reading in advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses.

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