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The Origins of Postmodernity
by Perry Anderson


Overview - Trenchant and panoramic, The Origins of Postmodernity traces the genesis, consolidation and consequences of the notion of the postmodern. Beginning its exhilarating intellectual tour in the Hispanic world of the 1930s, it follows the changes in the meanings and usage of the concept through to the late 1970s, when its adoption by JeanFran ois Lyotard and J rgen Habermas first gave the idea of postmodernism wider currency.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Trenchant and panoramic, The Origins of Postmodernity traces the genesis, consolidation and consequences of the notion of the postmodern. Beginning its exhilarating intellectual tour in the Hispanic world of the 1930s, it follows the changes in the meanings and usage of the concept through to the late 1970s, when its adoption by JeanFran ois Lyotard and J rgen Habermas first gave the idea of postmodernism wider currency. Central attention then falls on Fredric Jameson, whose work today represents the most outstanding general theory of the postmodern. Reconstructing the intellectual and political background of Jameson's interpretation of the present, The Origins of Postmodernity looks at its aftereffects in the debates of the 1990s. Anderson enriches his muchcited analysis of modernism by placing postmodernism in the force field of a d class bourgeoisie, the growth of mediatised technology and the historic global defeat of the left symbolised by the end of the Cold War. Rigorously 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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781859842225
  • ISBN-10: 1859842224
  • Publisher: Verso
  • Publish Date: September 1998
  • Page Count: 143
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 5.4 x 0.48 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.46 pounds


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