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By Madan Sarup

ISBN-10: 0745013600

ISBN-13: 9780745013602

Madan Sarup has now revised his obtainable and well known advent to post-structuralist and postmodern concept. a brand new introductory part discusses the that means of such thoughts as modernity, postmodernity, modernization, modernism, and postmodernism. a piece on feminist feedback of Lacan and Foucault has been further, including a brand new bankruptcy on French feminist thought concentrating on the paintings of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

The bankruptcy on postmodernism has been considerably accelerated to incorporate a dialogue of Lyotard's language video games and his use of the class "sublime." This bankruptcy ends with a dialogue of the connection among feminism and postmodernism. another bankruptcy has been extra at the paintings of Jean Baudrillard, a cult determine at the present postmodernist scene, whose rules have attained a large forex. The bankruptcy contains a new part on postmodern cultural practices as published in structure, television, video, and picture. feedback for extra analyzing are actually indexed on the finish of every bankruptcy and are upgraded and annotated.

In tracing the impression of post-structuralist suggestion not just on literary feedback yet on such disciplines as philosophy, politics, psychoanalysis, the social sciences, and paintings, this e-book might be crucial examining in case you desire a transparent and incisive creation to the theories that proceed to have frequent influence.

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