The Origins of Postmodernity

Perry Anderson

Verlag: Aakar Books, 2013
ISBN 10: 935002232X / ISBN 13: 9789350022320
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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 author develops his analysis of postmodernism by placing it in the force field of a "declasse" bourgeoisie, the growth of mediatized technology and the historic global defeat of the left symbolized by the end of the Cold War. Pursuing his interpretation of postmodernism as the cultural logic of a multinational capitalism "complacent beyond precedent", Anderson ends with a set of historical reflections on the fading of modernism, shifts in the system of the arts, the rise of the spectacular, debates on the "end of art" and on the fate of politics in the postmodern world. Printed Pages: 229. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101117

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Inhaltsangabe: Where does the idea of the postmodern come from? Who first conceived, and who developed it? How have its meanings changed? What purposes do they serve? These are the questions addressed in The Origins of Postmodernity. The answers take us from Lima to Angkor, to Paris and Munich, to China and the stars. At the center of the story is the figure of Fredric Jameson, theorist supreme of postmodernism. What happens to art, time, politics, in the age of the spectacle? What has ended, and what has begun?

About the Author: Perry Anderson is the author of, among other books, Spectrum, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, Considerations on Western Marxism, English Questions, The Origins of Postmodernity, and The New Old World. He teaches history at UCLA and is on the editorial board of New Left Review.

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Titel: The Origins of Postmodernity
Verlag: Aakar Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2013
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: First edition.

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David Harvey
Verlag: John Wiley And Sons Ltd Okt 1991 (1991)
ISBN 10: 0631162941 ISBN 13: 9780631162940
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Buchbeschreibung John Wiley And Sons Ltd Okt 1991, 1991. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 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. 392 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780631162940

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