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From Modernism to Postmodernism: An Anthology Expanded

Wiley-Blackwell, 2003

This revised and expanded second edition of Cahoone'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.
  
  











  



  
Postmodernism For Beginners
Jim Powell

For Beginners, 2007

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Understand Postmodernism: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: General Reference)
Glenn Ward

McGraw-Hill, 2011

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
Christopher Butler

Oxford University Press, 2003

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, ...
  
  











  



  
Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian
Heath White

Brazos Press, 2006

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Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide
Richard Appignanesi

Icon Books, 2003

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 Postmodernism Reader: Foundational Texts (Routledge Readers in History)

Routledge, 2003

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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Primer on Postmodernism
Stanley J. Grenz

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996

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.
  
  











  



  
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault (Expanded Edition)
Stephen R. C. Hicks

Ockham's Razor, 2011

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, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Post-Contemporary Interventions)
Fredric Jameson

Duke University Press, 1990

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.
  
  











  



  
Postmodernism (Movements in Modern Art)
Eleanor Heartney

Cambridge University Press, 2001

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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Thrice-Told Tale: Feminism, Postmodernism, and Ethnographic Responsibility
Margery Wolf

Stanford University Press, 1992

A Thrice-Told Tale is one ethnographer's imaginative and powerful response to the methodological issues raised by feminist and postmodernist critics of traditional ethnography. The author, a feminist anthropologist, uses three texts developed out of her research in Taiwan—a piece of fiction, anthropological fieldnotes, and a social science article—to explore some of these criticisms. Each text takes a different perspective, is written in ...
  
  











  



  
Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (The Church and Postmodern ...
James K.A. Smith

Baker Academic, 2006

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Post-Postmodernism: or, The Cultural Logic of Just-in-Time Capitalism
Jeffrey Nealon

Stanford University Press, 2012

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: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
Kevin Hart

Oneworld Publications, 2004

Kevin Hart introduces the reader to all of the major figures and issues in the field, including Derrida, Baudrillard and Foucault, as well as explaining what makes a thinker or writer postmodern.
  
  











  



  
Postmodernism for Historians
Callum G. Brown

Routledge, 2004

Postmodernism is an essential approach to History.  This is the first dedicated primer on postmodernism for the historian. It offers a step-by-step guide to postmodern theory, includes a guide to how historians have applied the theory, and provides a review of why its critics are wrong. In simple and clear language, it takes the reader through the chain of theory that developed in the 20th century to become now, in the early 21st century, the ...
  
  











  



  
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory and History of Literature, Volume 10)
Jean-Francois Lyotard

University Of Minnesota Press, 1984

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.
  
  











  



  
The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism (Routledge Companions)

Routledge, 2011

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Illusions of Postmodernism
Terry Eagleton

Wiley-Blackwell, 1996

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.
  
  











  



  
Teach Yourself Postmodernism
Glenn Ward

McGraw-Hill, 2003

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 ...
  
  











  








   



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