Postmodernism embodies the idea that there are no new ideas to be invented - everything is borrowed from previous times and we live in a post-modern age. Aimed at those encountering theories of postmodernism for the first time, this guide introduces a range of ideas, thinkers and views, placing the subject in a wide context. As postmodernism is something open-ended, the book does not attempt to "solve" it, but instead aims to be a guide to the territory, providing points of entry and orientation. Chapters are organized around broad themes and concerns rather than around individual ideologies, schools of thought or art-forms.
Table of Contents
Postmodernisms; arts of impurity; arts of impurity - part two; the trouble with reality; taking meaning apart; identity crisis; identity crisis - part two; theorizing the broken world.
Glenn Ward lectures in Visual Culture at the University of the West of England.