Edited by Simon Malpas
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Postmodern Debates by Simon Malpas
Book DescriptionThe words "postmodernism" and "postmodernity" have become pervasive throughout the humanities, but their meanings frequently seem difficult to pin down. Anyone with an interest in contemporary culture is likely, sooner or later, to face a wide range of questions, such as: what is the postmodern? How does it relate to the world today? Have we entered a new age in which the problems facing modernity are no longer relevant, or does modernity mark a new way of thinking about those same issues? How does cultural postmodernism shape our experiences of contemporary society? These are just some of the questions that are explored in this book. "Postmodern Debates" introduces modernity, postmodernism and postmodernity through a series of debates between prominent thinkers in literary theory, philosophy and cultural studies. The book explores this topic through thinkers who are at odds and encourages readers to consider the wide implications of postmodern thought in several areas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333765357
(240mm x 159mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Simon Malpas
SIMON MALPAS is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He is the editor of Selected Letters of William Cowper (Carcanet Publishers, 2000).
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