Postmodernism: A Reader

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Professor of English Literature Thomas Docherty, Thomas Docherty
Columbia University Press, 1993 - 528 sidor

The arguments over postmodernism are among the most important intellectual debates of our time. Going beyond the poststructuralist controversy in its interdisciplinary scope, postmodernism questions the fundamental civil, political, ethical, and cultural criteria that make criticism and theory available, necessary, legitimate, or, indeed, even possible. But given that the key texts are widely scattered, the broad range of arguments remains relatively unknown.

Postmodernism: A Reader gathers in one volume a comprehensive selection of articles, essays, and statements by leading figures -- among them Lyotard, Habemas, Jameson, Baudrillard, Eco, and Rorty -- writing across the divergent terrains on which the struggles over postmodernism are taking place: in the fields of philosophy and politics, in the artistic and cultural avant-garde, architecture and urbanicity, feminism and ecology, and in the Third world. The material assembled here enables a serious and rigorous consideration of the question "Are we at -- and should we endore -- the end of modernity?"

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Jean Baudrillard The Evil Demon of Images and The Precession
13
Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson Social Criticism without
30
Introduction
35
JeanFrançois Lyotard Note on the Meaning of Post?
47
Fredric Jameson Postmodernism or The Cultural Logic of Late
62
Introduction
95
Gianni Vattimo The Structure of Artistic Revolutions
110
David Cook The Last Days of Liberalism
120
Achille Bonito Oliva The International TransAvantGarde
257
Introduction
265
Charles Jencks The Emergent Rules
281
Robert Venturi The Duck and the Decorated Shed
295
Paolo Portoghesi Postmodern
308
Introduction
319
Ernesto Laclau Politics and the Limits of Modernity
329
André Gorz The Condition of PostMarxist Man
344

Zygmunt Bauman The Fall of the Legislator
128
Aesthetic and Cultural Practices
141
Sally Banes Introduction to Terpsichore in Sneakers
157
Douglas Crimp The Photographic Activity of Postmodernism
172
A question
180
Simulacra
194
Umberto Eco The City of Robots
200
Michael Nyman Against Intellectual Complexity in Music
206
Introduction
217
Peter Bürger The Negation of the Autonomy of Art by
237
JeanFrançois Lyotard The Sublime and the AvantGarde
244
Jean Baudrillard Toward a Principle of Evil
355
Introduction
365
Sabina Lovibond Feminism and Postmodernism
390
An encounter between feminism and postmodernism
415
Fiction as stranger than
433
Introduction
445
Nelly Richard Postmodernism and Periphery
463
A response
471
Bibliography
491
Acknowledgements
512
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Om författaren (1993)

Thomas Doherty is professor of english at Trinity College, Dublin. He is the author of Reading (Absent) Character; John Donne Undone; On Modern Authority; and After Theory: Postmodernism/Postmarxism.

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