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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction By Christopher Butler

Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
by Christopher Butler

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Postmodernism has been a buzzword of contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music.
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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Butler

Postmodernism has been a buzzword in contemporary society for the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. He treats artists, intellectuals, critics, and social scientists 'as if they were all members of a loosely constituted and quarrelsome political party' - a party which includes such members as Cindy Sherman, Salman Rushdie, Jacques Derrida, Walter Abish, and Richard Rorty - creating a vastly entertaining framework in which to unravel the mysteries of the 'postmodern condition', from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction Reviews


This VSI is a terrific book. If you've ever had doubts about post-modernism and its manifestations in art, literature and identity politics, yet wondered how intelligent people came to be influenced by it ... if you are open-minded enough to consider whether there is anything worthwhile about postmodernism rather than just be mocked or dismissed out of hand ... this VSI is the book for you. * ANZ LitLovers *

About Christopher Butler


Christopher Butler is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and is the author of many books, including Early Modernism (OUP, 1994).

Table of Contents


1. The rise of postmodernism ; 2. New ways of seeing the world ; 3. Politics and identity ; 4. The culture of postmodernism ; 5. The 'postmodern condition' ; References ; Further reading ; Index

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GOR001676717
Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler
Very Short Introductions
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-10-10
152
0192802399
9780192802392
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