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The Origins Of Postmodernity

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 1859842224
Genre : History
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Traces the genesis, consolidation and consequences of the postmodern idea. Beginning in the Hispanic world of the 1930s, the text takes the reader through to the 70s, when Lyotard and Habermas gave the idea of postmodernism wider currency and finally the 90s, with the work of Fredric Jameson.

The Condition Of Postmodernity

Author : David Harvey
ISBN : 0631162941
Genre : Social Science
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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.

The Origins Of Postmodern Youth

Author : Reuven Kahane
ISBN : 9783110817188
Genre : Social Science
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English Questions

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 0860915913
Genre : History
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The intellectual reversals of the recent period. The book concludes with a survey of the political conjuncture after the fall of Thatcher, which considers the prospects of the Labour Party within the context of the wider changes that have reshaped European social democracy in these years.

New Deal Modernism

Author : Michael Szalay
ISBN : 0822325624
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In New Deal Modernism Michael Szalay examines the effect that the rise of the welfare state had on American modernism during the 1930s and 1940s and, conversely, what difference modernism made to the New Deal's famed invention of "Big Government." Moving beyond accounts of literary modernism that have been preoccupied with fascism and communism, Szalay situates his study within a liberal culture bent on social security, a culture galvanised by its imagined need for private and public insurance. Because the WPA Federal Arts Project offered a particular kind of insurance - a wage to writers unable to find a market for their work - a salaried class of writers took form, one committed more to producing art than to selling it. This performance-oriented investment in art as process, Szalay claims, was embraced by a diverse group of writers not all of whom were "clients" of the state. It is through this lens that Szalay looks at writers and others - from Jack London, James M. Cain, Gertrude Stein, and Betty Smith to Busby Berkeley, John Dewey, and John Maynard Keynes. Contributing to the great range of the study are a discussion of the role played by Franklin Roosevelt in this rewriting of free-market culture and extended analyses of the work of Ernest Hemingway, Wallace Stevens, John Steinbeck, and Richard Wright. This examination of the evolution of modernism in its interaction with a reformist federal government will be of compelling interest to students of culture and intellectual history.

The New Old World

Author : Perry Anderson
ISBN : 9781844678068
Genre : Political Science
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The New Old World looks at the history of the European Union, the core continental countries within it, and the issue of its further expansion into Asia. It opens with a consideration of the origins and outcomes of European integration since the Second World War, and how today’s EU has been theorized across a range of contemporary disciplines. It then moves to more detailed accounts of political and cultural developments in the three principal states of the original Common Market—France, Germany and Italy. A third section explores the interrelated histories of Cyprus and Turkey that pose a leading geopolitical challenge to the Community. The book ends by tracing ideas of European unity from the Enlightenment to the present, and their bearing on the future of the Union. The New Old World offers a critical portrait of a continent now increasingly hailed as a moral and political example to the world at large.

The Illusions Of Postmodernism

Author : Terry Eagleton
ISBN : 9781118725009
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

Interpreting Judaism In A Postmodern Age

Author : Steven Kepnes
ISBN : 0814746756
Genre : Religion
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Postmodernity marks a time of creative conflict when the voices of the other, previously rendered silent by the majority, are prominently heard. What effect has postmodernism had on Judaism? The neat narratives and metanarratives of the Jewish past are being questioned and deconstructed, allowing for different versions of Jewish history to emerge. For example, a postmodern exploration of the place of women in Talmudic culture can upset portraits of women as powerless and rabbis as closed off to female experience thereby helping to secure a place for women today. Similarly, an analysis of Zionism using concepts drawn from postmodern thinkers problematizes such basic Zionists concepts as nation, exile, and normalization, and raises significant questions concerning the relationship of Israel and the diaspora. The twelve contributors, including Daniel Boyarin, Elliot R. Wolfson, and Laurence J. Silberstein, shed new light on the central texts and issues of Judaism through their postmodern interpretations. They offer up provocative perspectives on Bible and Midrash; Talmud and Halakhah; Kabbalah; Zionism; the Holocaust; feminism; literature; pedagogy; and liturgy.

Postmodern Climate Change

Author : Leigh Glover
ISBN : 9781134247844
Genre : Political Science
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A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism. Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the international politics surrounding the UN agreement of climate change, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, Glover examines the issue using the key aspects of climate change science, global environmental politics, and global environmental management.

We Have Never Been Postmodern

Author : Steve Redhead
ISBN : 9780748688975
Genre : Art
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This book sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.

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