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Modernity and Postmodern Culture

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Modernity and Postmodern Culture by Jim McGuigan
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Modernity and Postmodern Culture critically assesses claims made about the 'postmodernization' of culture and society and explores the complex interplay between the modern and the postmodern in an increasingly `globalized world'. The author argues that although culture may be 'postmodern' in terms of art, entertainment and everyday life, modernity still exists and is pervasive. The second edition is revised throughout, updating the literature and viewing international events through a modernist/postmodernist gaze. The theories of Baudrillard, Beck, Castells, Giddens, Jameson, Lyotard and others are discussed and specific issues concerning architecture, theme parks, screen culture, science, technology and the environment are examined. Topics include: Postmodern architecture and the hyperreality of Disney How poststructuralist theory questions modern rationality and reason The relations between postmodern culture, global capitalism and the technological changes brought about by electronics and computing The network society The book is key reading for students on courses in cultural politics, cultural theory, popular culture and sociology.

Author Biography

Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Loughborough University. Associate Fellow in Cultural Policy Research, University of Warwick. Editorial board member and co-editor designate of The International Journal of Cultural Policy. Previous books: 'Writers and the Arts Council' (ACGB Pulications, 1981) 'Cultural Popularism' (Routledge, 1992) 'Studying Culture' (Arnold, 1993 & 1997) 'Culture and the Public Sphere' (Routledge, 1996) 'Cultural Methodologies' (Sage, 1997) 'Technocities' (Sage, 1999) 'Modernity and Postmodern Culture' (Open University Press, 1999)
Release date NZ
July 1st, 2006
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd edition
Imprint
Open University Press
Pages
216
Dimensions
68x89x6
ISBN-13
9780335219216
Product ID
2043586

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