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Postmodernism for beginners /

by Appignanesi, Richard [author]; Garratt, Chris; Sardar, Ziauddin; Curry, Patrick.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Beginners series: Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 1874166218.Uniform titles: Introducing postmodernism.Subject(s): Popular culture | Structuralism | Modernism (Art) | Popular culture -- History -- 20th century | Civilization, Modern -- 20th century | Postmodernism -- Popular works | PostmodernismReview: "What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century." "Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'."--BOOK JACKET.
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Item type Location Collection Call number Copy Status Notes Date due Barcode Item holds
Book Book Main library Non-fiction AE APP 1995 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2013-0001
Book Book Main library Non-fiction AE APP 1995B (Browse shelf) 2 Available Donated by Robert Diamond 2013-0002
Book Book Main library Non-fiction TH APP 1995 (Browse shelf) 3 Available 2013-0003
Book Book Main library Non-fiction AE APP 1995C (Browse shelf) 4 Item withdrawn 2013-0004
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Published simultaneously with Introducing postmodernism; New York : Totem Books, 1995.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [174])

"What is postmodernism? Here at last is a long overdue graphic study guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition in the late twentieth century." "Postmodernism claims that "modernity" which began with 'the Enlightenment', industrialism, Darwin and Marx, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly 'contemporary culture' full of contested meanings. The resulting postmodern culture embodies parody, pastiche and cultural cross-over. It is a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed 'end of history'."--BOOK JACKET.

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