Postmodernism

This introduction unravels the mysteries of the concept of postmodernism, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.

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Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802392

Category: Art

Page: 142

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This introduction unravels the mysteries of the concept of postmodernism, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.

Postmodernism A Very Short Introduction

The danger, but also the point, for many postmodernists, of embedding theoretical and philosophical arguments within a literary rhetoric is that the text is thereby left open to all sorts of interpretations.

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Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577635

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Modernism A Very Short Introduction

A compact introduction to modernism--why it began, what it is, and how it hasshaped virtually all aspects of 20th and 21st century life

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Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192804419

Category: Art

Page: 117

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A compact introduction to modernism--why it began, what it is, and how it hasshaped virtually all aspects of 20th and 21st century life

Postmodernism

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Author: Christopher Butler

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1121493688

Category: Postmodernism

Page: 142

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The Avant Garde A Very Short Introduction

POSTMODERNISM A Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade . But how can it be defined ? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler lithely ...

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Author: David Cottington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199582730

Category: Art

Page: 136

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For over a hundred years 'the avant-garde' has been the most influential concept in modern art; its impact on the history of modern culture has been profound. In this Very Short Introduction, David Cottington explores why the avant-garde carries so much authority, and places it within the context of western modernity and capitalist culture.

Fundamentalism

POSTMODERNISM A Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler lithely ...

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Author: Malise Ruthven

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199212708

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

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Fundamentalism is seen as the major threat to world peace, a conclusion impossible to ignore since the events in New York on September 11 2001. This book investigates fundamentalism's historical, social, religious, political, and ideological roots, and tackles the polemic and stereotypes surrounding this complex phenomenon.

Film Noir A Very Short Introduction

Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism: Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991). Christopher Butler, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford, ...

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Author: James Naremore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192509505

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Film noir, one of the most intriguing yet difficult to define terms in cinema history, is usually associated with a series of darkly seductive Hollywood thrillers from the 1940s and 50s - shadowy, black-and-white pictures about private eyes, femme fatales, outlaw lovers, criminal heists, corrupt police, and doomed or endangered outsiders. But as this VSI demonstrates, film noir actually predates the 1940s and has never been confined to Hollywood. International in scope, its various manifestations have spread across generic categories, attracted the interest of the world's great directors, and continue to appear even today. In this Very Short Introduction James Naremore shows how the term film noir originated in in French literary and film criticism, and how later uses of the term travelled abroad, changing its implications. In the process, he comments on classic examples of the films and explores important aspects of their history: their critical reception, their major literary sources, their methods of dealing with censorship and budgets, their social and cultural politics, their variety of styles, and their future in a world of digital media and video streaming. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Globalization A Very Short Introduction

POSTMODERN I SM A Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this Very Short Introduction Christopher Butler lithely ...

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Author: Manfred B. Steger

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

ISBN: 9780191539381

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Offers a stimulating introduction to globalization and its varying impacts across, between, and within societies. It is a highly readable book that contributes to a better understanding of the crucial aspects and dimensions of the developments and transformations that go by the name of globalization. - ;'Globalization' has become the buzz-word of our time. A growing number of scholars and political activists have invoked the term to describe a variety of changing economic, political, cultural, ideological, and environmental processes that are alleged to have accelerated in the last few decades. Rather than forcing such a complex social phenomenon into a single conceptual framework, Manfred Steger presents globalization in plain, readable English as a multifaceted process encompassing global, regional, and local aspects of social life. In addition to explaining the various dimensions of globalization, the author explores whether globalization should be considered a 'good' or 'bad' thing - a question that has been hotly debated in classrooms, boardrooms, and on the streets. -

Key Terms in Literary Theory

Christopher Butler, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction, 2003. Robert ]. C. Young, Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, 2003. Gary Gutting, Foucault: A Very Short Introduction, 2005. Margaret Walters, Feminism: A Very Short ...

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Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441114532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Students of literature, film and cultural studies need to understand key theoretical terms and concepts but often find it hard to get to grips with exactly what they mean. This book provides precise definitions of terms and concepts in literary theory, along with explanations of the major movements and figures in literary and cultural theory and an extensive bibliography. It is designed for the student who needs to know what a particular term means, how it is used, and where it comes from, and enables them to apply the terms and concepts to their own investigations. The three part structure provides clear definitions of key terms and ideas, introductions to major figures including biographical and historical overviews and an annotated guide to important works. This invaluable resource provides readers with an easily accessible and comprehensive reference guide to literary and cultural theory.

How Postmodernism Serves My Faith

New York: Routledge, 2000. Belsey, Catherine. Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Benhabib, Seyla. Situating the Self: Gender, Community and Postmodernism in Contemporary Ethics.

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Author: Crystal Downing

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830827589

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Crystal L. Downing introduces students (especially those in the arts) to postmodernism: where it came from, and how Christians can best understand, critique and benefit from its insights.