Postmodernism is not what you think: why globalization threatens modernity

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Paradigm Publishers, Aug 5, 2005 - Philosophy - 195 pages
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Highly readable, the second edition of Postmodernism Is Not What You Thinkresponds 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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Contents

Beasts Frogs Freaks and Other Postmodern Things
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Postmodernism Is Not What You Think
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An Impossible Glossary of Social Reality
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Copyright

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Charles Lemert is Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. He is author most recently of "Sociology after the Crisis, Second Edition" (Paradigm, 2004), and "Dark Thoughts: Race and the Eclipse of Society" (Routledge, 2002).

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