The Postmodernism Reader: Foundational Texts

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Taylor & Francis Group, 2004 - History - 332 pages
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The Postmodernism Reader traces the origins, development and the politics of postmodernism through the key writings of postmodernist thinkers. This collection of foundational essays restores the poignancy that has been lost or even emphatically rejected in the debate about postmodernism by focusing on central formative texts and the predominant thinkers we have come to associate with postmodernist theory.

Michael Drolet's authoritative introductory essay and his careful selection of texts provide a solid basis for the study of postmodernism by uncovering the philosophical origins of present theories and focusing on their major aspects; guiding the reader through the maze of knowledge that we call postmodernism.

Arranged into three parts, the essays cover the origins of the term postmodernism, its evolution and its political ramifications. Included are writings by Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Bauman, Jameson, Berman and Irigaray.

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Michael Drolet is with Royal Holloway University of London.

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