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Postmodernism : a very short introduction / Christopher Butler.

By: Butler, Christopher, 1940-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Very short introductions: 74.Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 0192802399; 9780192802392.Subject(s): PostmodernismDDC classification: 700/.4113 Other classification: 08.25 | 5,1 | CC 8200 | EC 5193 | EC 5196
Contents:
The Rise of postmodernism -- New ways of seeing the world -- Politics and identity -- The Culture of postmodernism -- The postmodern condition.
Review: "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."--Jacket.
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"First published as a Very Short Introduction 2002"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references p. 129-131) and index.

The Rise of postmodernism -- New ways of seeing the world -- Politics and identity -- The Culture of postmodernism -- The postmodern condition.

"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."--Jacket.

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

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