Postmodernism : The Twilight of the Real

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Providing an overview of the historical and epistemological contexts within which Postmodernism has developed, this book aims to establish its relevance to contemporary culture. Wakefield maps out the key positions within the debate, offering a critical review of the principle protagonists: Barthes, Baudrillard, Deleuze and Guattari, Derrida, Foucault, Huyssen, Jameson and Lacan. He takes the contemporary debate back to linguistics, media studies, literary analysis, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. He looks at it through specific modern cultural phenomena such as Disneyworld, "The Sunday Sport" and Acid House. Neville Wakefield's thesis on cultural history which he wrote at the Royal College of Art was awarded the Penguin Book Prize for the best thesis of 1988.
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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745303412
  • 9780745303413

About Neville Wakefield

John A Walker recently retired as Reader in Art and Design History at Middlesex University. The author of a number of books on art theory and aspects of popular culture, his other Pluto press titles include Cultural Offensive: America's Impact on British Art since 1945, and Art and Outrage: Provocation, Controversy and the Avant Garde.
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