Irony and Crisis: A Critical History of Postmodern Culture
Postmodernism is more than just an intellectual theory. It is something we can see in action at grass roots, something that affects us all. An undergraduate essential, Irony and Crisis is an indispensable guide to the key ideas of contemporary thinking, bringing together secondary material from hard-to-find sources, linked with an informed editorial narrative.
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