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    DescriptionPostmodernism 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Butler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 152
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192802392
    ISBN 10: 0192802399
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    LC classification: NX456.5.P66 B88 2002
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    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    16 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Christopher Butler is Professor of English Literature at Oxford University, and is the author of many books, including Early Modernism (OUP, 1994).
    Review quote
    a pre-eminently sane, lucid, and concise statement about the central issues, the key examples, and the notorious derilections of postmodernism. I feel a fresh wind blowing away the miasma coiling around the topic. Ihab Hassan, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee the most intellectually incisive, coherent and comprehensive meditation upon the history and significance of postmodernism that I have yet encountered. Patricia Waugh, University of Durham easily the best introduction to postmodernism currently available Hans Bertens, Utrecht University
    Table of contents
    1. The rise of postmodernism ; 2. New ways of seeing the world ; 3. Politics and identity ; 4. The culture of postmodernism ; 5. The 'postmodern condition' ; References ; Further reading ; Index