Identity, Culture and the Postmodern World

Identity, Culture and the Postmodern World

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This introductory guide surveys the work of a range of influential contemporary social theorists including Lacan, Baudrillard, Foucault, Said, Harvey and Haug and explains their analyses of current topics such as consumer identity and commodity aesthetics; post-colonial criticism; identity and narrative; and the general condition of postmodernity.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 23mm | 326g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 074860779X
  • 9780748607792
  • 1,770,837

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The issues he explores: Identity and narrative, identity and difference, identity and the unconscious, culture and identity, consumer identity and commodity esthetics, race, ethnicity and nation-ness, post-colonial criticism, the conditions of postmodernity.show more

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An indispensable guide to those interested in identity though it use will go beyond this. -- Dave Merryweather An indispensable guide to those interested in identity though it use will go beyond this.show more

Table of contents

Beginning and the end. An introduction - writing the self; the home, the journey and the border; identity and narrative; identity and the unconscious; identity and difference; Foucault - discipline and the self; Foucault - sex and the technologies of the self; the conditions of postmodernity; from Marxism to postmodernism; consumer identity and commodity aesthetics; national identity - "Englishness" and education; race, ethnicity and nationness; culture, imperialism and identity.show more

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