A Dictionary of Postmodernism

Author(s): Niall Lucy
Genre: Language Arts
Original Publish Date: Sep 09, 2015
Product Number: EB00624005
Released: Oct 07, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118902158
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. -Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition – from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative, and simulation – alongside less canonical topics such as dialogue and punk -Includes essays by the late Niall Lucy, a leading expert in postmodernism studies, and by other noted scholars who came together to complete and expand upon his last work -Spans a kaleidoscope of postmodernism perspectives, addressing its lovers and haters; its movers and shakers such as Derrida; its origins in modernism and semiotics, and its outlook for the future -Features a series of brief essays rather than fixed definitions of the key ideas and arguments -Engaging and thought-provoking, this is at once a scholarly guide and enduring reference for the field

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