Beginning Postmodernism

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Manchester University Press, Aug 20, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 284 pages
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"Postmodernism" has become the buzzword of contemporary society. Yet it remains baffling in its variety of definitions, 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. With its emphasis firmly on "postmodernism in practice," the book contains exercises and questions designed to help readers understand and reflect upon a variety of positions in the following areas of contemporary culture: philosophy and cultural theory; architecture and concepts of space; visual art; sculpture and the design arts; popular culture and music; film, video and television culture; 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


philosophy and cultural theory
Postmodernism and the literary arts
Postmodern architecture and concepts of space
Postmodernism in visual art sculpture and
Postmodernism popular culture and music
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Postmodernism and the social sciences
whither postmodernism?
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Tim Woods is Senior Lecturer in English and American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth

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