Simon Malpas investigates the theories and definitions of postmodernism and postmodernity, and explores their impact in such areas as identity, history, art, literature and culture. In attempting to map the different forms of the postmodern, and the contrasting experiences of postmodernity in the Western and developing worlds, he looks closely at:
* modernism and postmodernism
This useful guidebook will introduce students to a range of key thinkers who have sought to question the contemporary situation, and will enable readers to begin to approach the primary texts of postmodern theory and culture with confidence.
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Review: The PostmodernUser Review - Matt - Goodreads
Malpas' discussion of the phenomenon of Postmodernism is quite well-balanced and clear. He incorporates the ideas of many of the major thinkers of the era and makes logical sense of a sometimes ... Read full review
Review: The PostmodernUser Review - Joseph - Goodreads
I learned that Jean-François Lyotard, has some pretty interesting ideas about the world, even though he is French and his name sounds like "leotard". Read full review