Postmodernism: A Beginner's Guide

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This latest addition to Oneworld's bestselling Beginner's Guide series draws on everything from the Nike culture of branded America to the groundbreaking theories of Derrida and Baudrillard. Adopting the role of tour guide, award-winning writer Kevin Hart leads the reader through the pitfalls, conundrums and complexities that characterize postmodernism, while providing an overview of the many different approaches (philosophical, cultural, literary) to the subject. All the major thinkers are introduced - from Derrida to Blanchot, Irigaray to Foucault, and more besides while the book is unique among introductory guides in its consideration of the role of religion in a postmodern world.

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two the loss of origin
26
three postmodern experience
47
four the fragmentary
67
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About the author (2004)

Kevin Hart is Professor English at the University of Notre Dame, Illinois, USA. He is the author or editor of 15 books, and has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Flame Tree- Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2001).

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