A Dictionary of Postmodernism 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1405150781
ISBN-10: 1405150785
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Editorial Reviews


“Quirky, colourful and polemical, this volume is as much mosaic as dictionary, re-laying and reconfiguring established positions, suggesting new angles, and helping current understanding both to encompass, and perhaps finally move beyond, postmodern theories so influential in the late twentieth century.”—Randall Stevenson, University of Edinburgh 

“Niall Lucy's Dictionary of Postmodernism is as sharp and sprightly an assembly of essays on postmodernism as one could wish for,  which demonstrates the continuing traction and reach of postmodern thought in contemporary art and culture. All the principal persons and preoccupations are considered and the essays are clear-eyed and invigorating.”—Steven Connor, University of Cambridge

From the Back Cover

For many, postmodernism is notoriously resistant to definition, but this does not mean its key terms, concepts, figures and issues cannot be explained. A Dictionary of Postmodernism is an authoritative guide to the critical terms and central figures at the heart of postmodernist theory and culture. Offering a series of brief essays rather than strict ‘definitions’, chapters illuminate the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition – from canonical figures including Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, metanarrative, and simulation – alongside less canonical topics ranging from dialogue to punk.

At once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field, chapters provide a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives – addressing its lovers (Barthes, Eco, and Hassan) and haters (Habermas, the Sokal affair); its movers (Deleuze and Guattari) and shakers (Derrida); its origins (modernism, semiotics) and outlook for the future (dialogue, globalization). Engaging and thought-provoking, A Dictionary of Postmodernism deftly reveals how there is more to postmodern theory than ‘definitions’ –and so much more to postmodern culture than ‘depthlessness’.

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  • File Size: 995 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1405150777
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 9, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 9, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0158GBBL2
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