Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Paperback Post-Contemporary Interventions

By (author) Fredric Jameson

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  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 461 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 34mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1992
  • Publication City/Country: North Carolina
  • ISBN 10: 0822310902
  • ISBN 13: 9780822310907
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 24 illustrations, 8 in colour
  • Sales rank: 59,503

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Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson's most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of "postmodernism" Jameson's inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from "high"; art to "low," from market ideology to architecture, from painting to "punk" film, from video art to literature.

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Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the coeditor, with Masao Miyoshi, of "The Cultures of Globalization," also published by Duke University Press.

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“Fredric Jameson, internationally recognized as a literary theorist and as America’s most notable Marxist intellectual, has established a leading place in discussions of postmodernism. Jameson brings to the subject an immense range of reference both to artworks and to theoretical discussions; a strong hypothesis linking cultural changes to changes in the place of culture within the whole structure of life produced by a new phase of economic history (multinational capitalism); and a severely scholarly wish to analyze and understand, rather than praise or blame, the object of his study.”—Jonathan Arac

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"Fredric Jameson, internationally recognized as a literary theorist and as America's most notable Marxist intellectual, has established a leading place in discussions of postmodernism. Jameson brings to the subject an immense range of reference both to artworks and to theoretical discussions; a strong hypothesis linking cultural changes to changes in the place of culture within the whole structure of life produced by a new phase of economic history (multinational capitalism); and a severely scholarly wish to analyze and understand, rather than praise or blame, the object of his study."--Jonathan Arac