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The Postmodern Adventure

The Postmodern Adventure Author Steven Best
ISBN-10 1572306653
Release 2001-07-16
Pages 313
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Massive geopolitical shifts and dramatic developments in computerization and biotechnology are heralding the transformation from the modern to the postmodern age. We are confronted with altered modes of work, communication, and entertainment; new postindustrial and political networks; novel approaches to warfare; genetic engineering; and even cloning. This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the success of Best and Kellner s two previous books: Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field, and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena--from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture. They use the best of modern and postmodern perspectives to illuminate contemporary life and to strive for a just and viable future. Gold Medal Winner in Philosophy--ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards

The Postmodern Turn

The Postmodern Turn Author Steven Best
ISBN-10 1572302216
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 306
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This book presents a groundbreaking analysis of the emergence of a pos tmodern paradigm in theory, the arts, science, and politics. From the authors of Postmodern Theory, the much-acclaimed introduction to key p ostmodern thinkers and themes, The Postmodern Turn ranges over diverse intellectual and artistic terrain--from architecture, painting, liter ature, music, and politics, to the physical and biological sciences. C ritically engaging postmodern theory and culture, Steven Best and Doug las Kellner illuminate our momentous transition between a modernist pa st and a future struggling to define itself.

On the Way to the Postmodern

On the Way to the Postmodern Author David J. A. Clines
ISBN-10 1850759014
Release 1998-11-01
Pages 443
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Volumes contain 50 articles and papers, 10 of them not previously published, from the author's work as an Old Testament scholar over the last 30 years.

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

Adventures of a Postmodern Historian Author Robert A. Rosenstone
ISBN-10 9781474274234
Release 2016-09-22
Pages 224
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Robert Rosenstone was among the first 'postmodern' historians, and remains one of the most renowned. In this honest, revealing and often funny memoir, he shows us how he got there and why. Adventures of a Postmodern Historian chronicles Rosenstone's research journeys over half a century. Beginning in the 1960s, his offbeat trajectory took him on adventures through the police states of Franco Spain and the Soviet Union, to the Shinto shrines and Zen temples of Japan and ultimately to Hollywood. Alongside his own memoirs, Rosenstone reflects upon developments and changes within the realm of professional history, which in turn reflect the social, cultural, and intellectual shifts of the late 20th century. A pioneer of experimental and creative history, he suggests how the experience of the historian can inflect the written history, and provides a defence of innovation in historical writing that is both intellectually rigorous and entertaining. In doing so he offers a window into the state of history today – and points to exciting new ways of writing the past. This is a book about the craft of history, about both doing research and writing it. It should be required reading for all historians.

Postmodern Theory

Postmodern Theory Author Steven Best
ISBN-10 0898624185
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 324
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In this timely volume, the authors systematically analyze postmodern theory to evaluate its relevance for critical social theory and radical politics today. Best and Kellner provide: * An introduction and critique of the work of Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Laclau and Mouffe, and Jameson, which assess the varying contributions and limitations of postmodern theory * A discussion of postmodern feminist theory and the politics of identity * A systematic study of the origin of the discourse of the postmodern in historical, sociological, cultural, and philosophical studies. The authors claim that while postmodern theory provides insights into contemporary developments, it lacks adequate methodological and political perspectives to provide a critical social theory and radical politics for the present age.

Godless Murder Machine

Godless Murder Machine Author Mike Leon
ISBN-10 1519138237
Release 2015-11-27
Pages 302
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Sid Hansen is a remorseless, death dealing, super soldier--and he works at Gamestop. That's right. Kill Team One now has a job in a videogame retail store filled with cranky customers, shoplifters, crying kids, and people who just haven't figured out how to use Steam yet. SPOILER ALERT: It's a situation that can't possibly end well. And it's about to get a whole lot worse... A global organization of radical Islamists have tracked Sid all the way from the mountains of Afghanistan, where he may or may not have been kinda sorta responsible for just some itty bitty little crimes against humanity. Hell-bent on revenge, they've planned the largest martyrdom operation ever conducted. Buildings will crumble. The streets will run red with blood. Their jihad will not end until they have accomplished their sole objective--to kill Kill Team One. But their enemy is a godless murder machine capable of violence even these barbarians can't imagine, so he's going to paint a very clear picture for them...

Modern Postmodern

Modern Postmodern Author Peter V. Zima
ISBN-10 9781441112897
Release 2010-08-05
Pages 328
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Modern/Postmodern: Society, Philosophy, Literature offers new definitions of modernism and postmodernism by presenting an original theoretical system of thought that explains the differences between these two key movements. Taking a contrastive approach, Peter V. Zima identifies three key concepts in the relationship between modernism and postmodernism - ambiguity, ambivalence and indifference. Zima defines modernism and postmodernism as problematics, as opposed to aesthetics, stylistics or ideologies. Unlike modernism, which is grounded in an increasing ambivalence towards social norms and values, postmodernity is presented as an era of indifference, i.e. of interchangeable norms, values and perspectives. Taking an historical, interdisciplinary and intercultural approach that engages with Anglo-American and European debates, the book describes the transition from late modernist ambivalence to postmodern indifference in the contexts of philosophy, literature and sociology. This is the ideal guide to the relationship between modernism and postmodernism for students and scholars throughout the humanities.

Song of Songs

Song of Songs Author J. Cheryl Exum
ISBN-10 0664221904
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 263
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This original commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores the nature of love by a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are offered persuasive solutions in Exum's verse by verse exegesis. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

The Adventure of French Philosophy

The Adventure of French Philosophy Author Alain Badiou
ISBN-10 1844677931
Release 2012
Pages 364
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Essential reading for anyone interested in the "French moment" in contemporary philosophy, this companion piece to Pocket Pantheon critiques the works of Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze, Christian Jambet and others.

From Modernism to Postmodernism

From Modernism to Postmodernism Author Gerhard Hoffmann
ISBN-10 9789042018860
Release 2005
Pages 750
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Postmodern Studies; American Literature; 20th Century; Cultural Theory; and Aesthetics.

Experiments Against Reality

Experiments Against Reality Author Roger Kimball
ISBN-10 156663430X
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 368
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These brilliant essays explore the literary and philosophical underpinnings of modernity as well as the state of our culture today.


Supervillainous Author Mike Leon
ISBN-10 146364745X
Release 2011-07-01
Pages 202
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Supervillain. The very word immediately conjures up images of cackling madmen waving death rays as they rant and rave about their maniacal plot for world domination. But there is more to professional evil - so many questions left unanswered by movies and comic books. What kind of salary do henchmen get? Where do all these super gadgets come from? How come good guys never use the door? One man has the answers. Mike Leon spent months following Baron Hammerspace during his rise from C-list rogue to A-list arch-nemesis of the most powerful heroes on the planet. This is the startling and true story of those events.

Whitehead s Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy

Whitehead s Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy Author David Ray Griffin
ISBN-10 9780791480304
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 315
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Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.

Wrong about Japan

Wrong about Japan Author Peter Carey
ISBN-10 9781740513258
Release 2004
Pages 121
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For Peter Carey, a trip to Japan with his twelve-year-old son Charley would be a unique opportunity to share and learn something about his son's passion for Japanese comics and animated film, otherwise known as manga and anime. Convinced that there is 'a whole history and culture hidden between the frames', Carey hopes that this journey will help him to break the skin of Japanese culture. Charley, on the other hand, simply wants to buy cool manga. Either way, Carey looks forward to forging some indelible memories with his thoughtful, reticent son. And while some of the memories they create are not those that Carey might have wished for - such as Charley's ill-concealed boredom when forced to sit through four hours of traditional Japanese theatre, and Carey's own less-than-joyful reaction to Sega World - nonetheless it's an unforgettable and precious time, a time Carey considers a privilege, most especially for the pleasure of sharing his son's enchanted response to the adventure.

The Savage Peak

The Savage Peak Author Jon David
ISBN-10 9781944060985
Release 2017-10-24
Pages 352
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Two years before the events of “The Trilogy of Morgalla”, a young demon and her mentor are forced to abandon their sanctuary on a far-off world and return to the realm of Hell. Never having been around her own kind before, the young Morgalla is thrust into an alien culture. She struggles to adapt and find her place. Through an act of fate she is drawn to a world populated by demons and a strange alien people. There is an uneasy truce between them and war is on the horizon. Morgalla must choose a side.


Auguries Author David J. A. Clines
ISBN-10 1850759111
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 332
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For this volume, sequel to The Bible in Three Dimensions, the seven full-time members of the research and teaching faculty in Biblical Studies at Sheffield-Loveday Alexander, David Clines, Meg Davies, Philip Davies, Cheryl Exum, Barry Matlock and Stephen Moore-set themselves a common task: to reflect on what they hope or imagine, as century gives way to century, will be the key areas of research in biblical studies, and to paint themselves, however modestly, into the picture. The volume contains, as well as those seven principal essays, a 75-page 'intellectual biography' of the Department and a revealing sketch of the 'material conditions' of its research and teaching, together with a list of its graduates and the titles of their theses.

Media Spectacle

Media Spectacle Author Douglas Kellner
ISBN-10 0415268281
Release 2003
Pages 192
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During the mid-1990s, the O.J. Simpson murder trial dominated the media in the United States and were circulated throughout the world via global communications networks. The case became a spectacle of race, gender, class and violence, bringing in elements of domestic melodrama, crime drama and legal drama. According to this fascinating new book, the Simpson case was just one example of what the author calls 'media spectacle' - a form of media culture that puts contemporary dreams, nightmares, fantasies and values on display. Through the analysis of several such media spectacles - including Elvis, The X Files, Michael Jordan, and the Bill Clinton sex scandals - Doug Kellner draws out important insights into media, journalism, the public sphere and politics in an era of new technologies. In this excellent follow up to his best selling Media Culture, Kellner's fascinating new volume delivers an informative read for students of sociology, culture and media.