Introducing Postmodernism : A Graphic Guide, Paperback

Introducing Postmodernism : A Graphic Guide Paperback

Part of the Introducing... series

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


What connects Marliyn Monroe, Disneyworld, "The Satanic Verses" and cyber space?

Answer: Postmodernism. But what exactly is postmodernism? This graphic guide explains clearly the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to define the world's cultural condition over the last three decades. "Introducing Postmodernism" tracks the idea back to its roots by taking a tour of some of the most extreme and exhilarating events, people and thought of the last 100 years: in art - constructivism, conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol; in politics and history - McCarthy's witch-hunts, feminism, Francis Fukuyama and the Holocaust; in philosophy - the work of Derrida, Baudrillard, Foucault and Heidegger.

The book also explores postmodernism's take on today, and the anxious grip of globalisation, unpredictable terrorism and unforeseen war that greeted the dawn of the 21st century.

Regularly controversial, rarely straightforward and seldom easy, postmodernism is nonetheless a thrilling intellectual adventure. "Introducing Postmodernism" is the ideal guide.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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  • Category: Cultural studies
  • ISBN: 9781840468496



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Concise and informative. It brings the struggles of post-modern thinkers to light, and gives them wholly new meanings to the initiate. Don't laugh when you read about Derrida and "logocentrism."

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I'm not sure what I think of this book - I liked the format, but I found that there wasn't enough info to understand the short snippets of post-modernism. I really don't understand it - it seems to be at times contradictory, but maybe I just need to find a different book on the subject. Either way, I'm glad I read it.

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