Reality Isn't What It Used to Be: Theatrical Politics, Ready-to-Wear Religion, Global Myths, Primitive Chic, and O

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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Anderson reveals the reality of postmodernism in politics, popular culture, religion, literary criticism, art, and philosophy -- making sense of everything from deconstructionism to punk.


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I just reread this book. Although it was published in 1990, it is still one of the best descriptions of postmodernism out there. If you are interested in postmodernism and looking for a place to start ... Read full review

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I am an Undergraduate student in sociology studies major, I haven't seen the book but wish to have a copy of the book either online or through a direct order.
my lecturer Professor Tseayo Justine
mentioned several of ideas, derived from the book as such, i find the book quite interesting to look for. More so that, i am writting a paper on the topic "social distribution of knowledge", i wish to have crux knowledge of the ideas in the book. 


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Walter Truett Anderson is the author of Open Secrets, Rethinking Liberalism, The Upstart Spring, and To Govern Evolution.

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