books about: postmodernism
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford University Press
Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. The key postmodernist ideas are explored and challenged, as they figure in the theory, philosophy, politics, ...
Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (The Church and Postmodern ...
James K.A. Smith
The philosophies of French thinkers Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault form the basis for postmodern thought and are seemingly at odds with the Christian faith. However, James K. A. Smith claims that their ideas have been misinterpreted and actually have a deep affinity with central Christian claims. Each chapter opens with an illustration from a recent movie and concludes with a case study considering recent developments in the church that have ...
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Expanded Edition)
Stephen R. C. Hicks
Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their development in thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, philosopher Stephen Hicks provides a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th century. Why do skeptical and relativistic arguments have such power in the contemporary intellectual world? Why do they have that power in the ...
Postmodernism For Beginners
If you are like most people, you're not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn't tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis of our time - the failure of the Enlightenment. Jim Powell takes the position that Postmodernism is ...
A Primer on Postmodernism
Stanley J. Grenz
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Grenz examines the topography of postmodernism, a phenomenon everyone acknowledges, but has difficulty describing with precision. Of particular significance is his discussion of the challenges this cultural shift presents to the church.
Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian
Book by White, Heath
From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology Expanded
This revised and expanded second edition of Cahoonea s classic anthology provides an unparalleled collection of the essential readings in modernism and postmodernism. * Places contemporary debate in the context of the criticism of modernity since the seventeenth century. * Chronologically and thematically arranged. * Indispensable and multidisciplinary resource in philosophy, literature, cultural studies, social theory, and religious studies.
Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism
Stanford University Press
Post-Postmodernism begins with a simple premise: we no longer live in the world of "postmodernism," famously dubbed "the cultural logic of late capitalism" by Fredric Jameson in 1984. Far from charting any simple move "beyond" postmodernism since the 1980s, though, this book argues that we've experienced an intensification of postmodern capitalism over the past decades, an increasing saturation of the economic sphere into formerly ...
Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Duke University Press
Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of "postmodernism" Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from "high"; art to "low," from market ideology to architecture, from painting to "punk" film, from video art to literature.
Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide
What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space? Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades. "Introducing Postmodernism" tracks the idea back to its roots by taking a tour of some of the most extreme and exhilarating events, people and thought ...
The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change
In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.
Understand Postmodernism: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: General Reference)
More than 60 million books sold in the Teach Yourself series! Learn to understand and appreciate postmodernism Understand Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to this sometimes challenging domain. Using contemporary examples to further understanding, it takes a broad look at theorists in a range of disciplines. Whether encountering postmodernism for the first time or needing a quick reference to support your studies, this guide offers ...
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 10)
University Of Minnesota Press
Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed. This book extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world.
Teach Yourself Postmodernism
Are there no new ideas to be invented? Are today's ideas really just borrowed from previous times? Postmodernism says this is so, and it's one of the hottest philosophies of today. The book provides an indispensable guide to this often-demanding terrain for readers encountering theories of postmodernism for the first time and places the subject in a broad context. It introduces a wide range of ideas, thinkers, and views yet maintains the ...
Postmodernism (Movements in Modern Art)
Cambridge University Press
This volume is an introduction to the intellectual movement known as Postmodernism and its impact on the visual arts. In clear, jargon-free language, Eleanor Heartney situates Postmodernism historically, showing how it developed both in reaction to and as a result of some of the fundamental beliefs underlying Modernism, especially its positivist, universalizing aspects. She then analyzes paradigmatic Postmodern works of art by artists such as ...
The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism (Routledge Companions)
This fully revised third edition of The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism provides the ideal introduction to postmodernist thought. Featuring contributions from a cast of international scholars, the Companion contains 19 detailed essays on major themes and topics along with an A-Z of key terms and concepts. As well as revised essays on philosophy, politics, literature, and more, the first section now contains brand new essays on critical ...
Postmodernism: A Reader
Columbia University Press
The arguments over postmodernism are among the most important intellectual debates of our time. Going beyond the poststructuralist controversy in its interdisciplinary scope, postmodernism questions the fundamental civil, political, ethical, and cultural criteria that make criticism and theory available, necessary, legitimate, or, indeed, even possible. But given that the key texts are widely scattered, the broad range of arguments remains ...
The Postmodernism Reader: Foundational Texts (Routledge Readers in History)
The Postmodernism Reader traces the origins, development and the politics of postmodernism through the key writings of postmodernist thinkers. This collection of foundational essays restores the poignancy that has been lost – or even emphatically rejected – in the debate about postmodernism by focusing on central formative texts and the predominant thinkers we have come to associate with postmodernist theory. Michael Drolet's ...
The Illusions of Postmodernism
In this brilliant critique, Terry Eagleton explores the origins and emergence of postmodernism, revealing its ambivalences and contradictions. Above all he speaks to a particular kind of student, or consumer, of popular "brands" of postmodern thought.
An Introductory Guide to Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism
University of Georgia Press
Madan Sarup has now revised his accessible and popular introduction to post-structuralist and postmodern theory. A new introductory section discusses the meaning of such concepts as modernity, postmodernity, modernization, modernism, and postmodernism. A section on feminist criticism of Lacan and Foucault has been added, together with a new chapter on French feminist theory focusing on the work of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia ...
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