Fredric Jameson is one of the most important cultural critics. His work impacts across a range of disciplines from literary and cultural studies to film, sociology and architecture. This book covers the full corpus of his work. It brings together work from internationally recognized scholars that critically engages with the full range of Jameson's work, including: Sartre, Lukacs, "Third World" literature, architecture and community politics, the economics of postmodernity, the political unconscious of globalization, film, dialectics and Brecht. In a series of lively readings, the contributors challenge accepted views of Jameson's work and locate his project in the historical, political and institutional context that shaped it.
DOUGLAS KELLNER is George Kellner Chair in the Philosophy of Education at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and is author of many books on social theory, politics, history and culture. His recent publications include: Grand Theft 2000: Media Spectacle and the Theft of an Election; The Postmodern Adventure: Science, Technology, and Cultural Studies at the Third Millenium (co-authored with Steven Best); Media Spectacle and Septermber 11; Terror, War and the Bush Presidency. - SEAN HOMER is Senior Lecturer in Media Studes, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece. He is author of Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism and has published articles on psychoanalysis and critical theory in Radical Philosophy, New Formations, The Letter, PS and Free Associations. -