Beginning Postmodernism: Second Edition

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Manchester University Press, May 15, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 304 pages
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'Postmodernism' became the buzzword of contemporary society in the 1990s. Yet, even now, it still remains confusing and baffling in its variety of defiinitions, contexts and associations.

Beginning Postmodernism aims to offer clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to postmodernism across a wide range of subjects. It encourages readers to explore how the debates about postmodernism have emerged from basic philosophical and cultural ideas, and to develop comparative connections and ideas from one area to another.

With its emphasis firmly on 'postmodernism in practice', the book contains questions designed to help readers understand and reflect upon a variety of positions within the following areas of contemporary culture: philosophy and cultural theory; architecture and concepts of space; visual art, sculpture and material culture; popular culture and music; film, video and television; and the social sciences

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How ironic: a treatment of postmodernism that is, according to the blurb on the back cover, "clear, accessible and step-by-step." And yet it's true. Woods (Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth; The Ethics in ... Read full review

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the naming of parts
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philosophy cultural theory
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Postmodernism and the literary arts
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Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Tim Woods is Professor of English Literature and American Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Aberystwyth University.

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