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    The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (Theory & History of Literature) (Paperback) By (author) Jean-Francois Lyotard, Translated by G. Bennington, Translated by B. Massumi

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    DescriptionMany definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed. This book extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world.


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    Title
    The Postmodern Condition
    Subtitle
    A Report on Knowledge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Francois Lyotard, Translated by G. Bennington, Translated by B. Massumi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 110
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780719014505
    ISBN 10: 0719014506
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI004000
    BIC subject category V2: DSA
    Libri: B-452
    DC21: 121
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15270
    LC classification: AZ361
    Thema V1.0: JBCC, DSA
    Illustrations note
    index
    Publisher
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    09 August 1984
    Publication City/Country
    Manchester
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Frederic Jameson Introduction 1 The field: knowledge in computerized societies 2 The problem: legitimation 3 The method: language games 4 The nature of the social bond: the modern alternative 5 The nature of the social bond: the postmodern perspective 6 The pragmatics of narrative knowledge 7 The pragmatics of scientific knowledge 8 The narrative function and the legitimation of knowledge 9 Narratives of the legitimation of knowledge 10 Delgitimation 11 Research and it legitimation through performativity 12 Education and its legitimation through performativity 13 Postmodern science as the search for instabilities 14 Legitimation by paralogy Appendix Notes Index