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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Butler
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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.

Author Biography

Christopher Butler is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and is the author of many books, including Early Modernism (OUP, 1994).
Release date NZ
October 10th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
numerous halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
152
Dimensions
112x178x10
ISBN-13
9780192802392
Product ID
2070964

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