Undoing Culture: Globalization, Postmodernism and Identity

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SAGE Publications, Nov 13, 1995 - Social Science - 178 pages
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Written with the clarity and insight that readers have come to expect of Mike Featherstone Undoing Culture is a notable contribution to our understanding of modernism and postmodernism. It explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. Against many orthodox postmodernist accounts,the author argues that it is wrong to regard our present state of fragmentation and dislocation as an epochal break. Existing interdependencies and power balances are not so easily broken down.

Nonetheless some important cultural changes have occurred since World War II. In particular, the book examines some of the processes which have uncoupled culture from the social; the e

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Contents

The Autonomization of the Cultural Sphere
15
Personality Unity and the Ordered Life
34
The Heroic Life and Everyday Life
54
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Mike Featherstone is Professor of Sociology in the School of Human Studies at the University of Teeside.

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