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Postmodernism for Beginners


By: Jim Powell

Price: CAD $24.99

Publisher: For Beginner Books

Imprint: For Beginner Books

176 Pages

8.35 X 7.64 X 0.39 ins

ISBN:  9781934389096 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 08/21/2007

If you are like most people, you're not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn't tell you.
Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis of our time - the failure of the Enlightenment.
Jim Powell takes the position that Postmodernism is a series of 'maps' that help people find their way through a changing world. Postmodernism For Beginners features the thoughts of Foucault on power and knowledge, Jameson on mapping the postmodern, Baudrillard on the media, Harvey on time-space compression, Derrida on deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari on rhizomes. The book also discusses postmodern artifacts such as Madonna, cyberpunk, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.


Jim Powell lives in Santa Barbara, California where he enjoys surfing, writing, playing piano, and painting.



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