Fredric Jameson

Fredric Jameson : Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism

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This is the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 232 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745667228
  • 9780745667225

Table of contents

Abbreviations. Introduction. Sartre: From Situation to History. Part I: The Dialectics of Form: . The Logic of Form. The Logic of Content. Metacommentary. . Part II: History: The Political Unconscious: . Marxism and Historicism. History as Political Unconscious. History as Narrative. History as Whose Narrative?. Part III: The Politics of Desire: . Ideologies of Pleasure. Ideologies of Desire. The Production of Desire. Versions of a Libidinal Apparatus. The Dialectic of Ideology and Utopia. Part IV: Postmodernism and Late Capitalism: . The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. The Periodization of Late Capitalism. Video Art and Postmodern Textuality. Realism - Modernism - Postmodernism. The Dialectic of Modernism and Postmodernism. Part V: The Spatial Logic of Late Capitalism: . The Reassertion of Space in Social Theory. The Phenomenology of Postmodernism. The Social Production of Space. The Semiotics of Space. The Spatio-Temporal Dialectic of Modernity and Postmodernity. Part VI: Marxism, Totality and the Politics of Difference: . The Postmodern Critique of Totality. Marxism and Totality. Mediation and Reification. The Third World: Identity and Difference. Conclusion. Notes. Bibliography. Index.show more

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-The text is extremely well researched, written and organized, covering the entirety of Jameson's corpus. The study is also very lively and polemical, bringing in a wide range of critical literature to bear on Jameson's thought. There is no such comparable book on the market which provides such a comprehensive and engaging study.- Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin -A lucid and accessible guide to Jameson's work.- Radical Philosophy "The text is extremely well researched, written and organized, covering the entirety of Jameson's corpus. The study is also very lively and polemical, bringing in a wide range of critical literature to bear on Jameson's thought. There is no such comparable book on the market which provides such a comprehensive and engaging study." Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin "A lucid and accessible guide to Jameson's work." Radical Philosophyshow more

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