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Beginning Postmodernism 2ed

by Tim Woods Manchester University Press
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Pbk 352 pages
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'Post modernism' became the buzzword of contemporary society in the 1990s. Yet, even now, it still remains confusing and baffling in its variety of definitions, contexts and associations. This second edition of ''Beginning Postmodernism'' offers clear, accessible and step-by-step introductions to post modernism across a wide range of subjects. It encourages readers to explore how the debates about post modernism have emerged from basic philosophical and cultural ideas, and to develop comparative connections and ideas from one area to another.

It has been updated, amended and enlarged, covering the decade since the publication of the first edition. With its emphasis firmly on 'post modernism in practice', the book contains questions designed to help readers understand and reflect upon a variety of positions within the following areas of contemporary culture: philosophy and cultural theory; architecture and concepts of space; visual art, sculpture and material culture; popular culture and music; film, video and television; and the social sciences.

1. Introduction
2. Postmodernism: Philosophy and Cultural Theory
3. Postmodernism and the Literary Arts
4. Postmodern Architecture and Concepts of Space
5. Postmodernism in Visual Art, Sculpture and the Design Arts
6. Postmodernism, Popular Culture and Music
7. Postmodernism, Film, Video and Television Culture
8. Postmodernism and the Social Sciences
9. Conclusion: Whither Postmodernism?
10. Select bibliography

'Tim Woods' little gem ... I wish I had stuff like this when I was an undergraduate.' Gary Day, THES 'It is by far the best introduction to postmodernism that this reviewer has read.' Choice Reviews for the first edition
Tim Woods is Professor of English Literature and American Studies, and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Aberystwyth University