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- DescriptionThe age of information, media and virtuality is transforming many aspects of human experience. This is an investigation of the postmodern world which critically examines a wide range of contemporary cultural practices. The postmodern world, Taylor argues, is a world of surfaces, and the postmodern condition is one of profound superficiality . For many cultural commentators, postmodernism superficiality is a cause for despair. This book, however, shows that the disappearance of depth in postmodern culture is actually a liberation replete with creative possibilities. It examines fashion advertising, and the contemporary preoccupation with body piercing and tattooing, asking whether these practices reveal or conceal. Phrelogy and skin diseases, the religious architecture of Las Vegas, and the limitless spread of computer networks are all covered in the scope of this study. It attempts to show that postmodernism has provided a new sense of the superficial, one in which the issue is t the absence of meaning, but its uncontrollable, ecstatic proliferation.
- Author BiographyMark C. Taylor is professor of religion and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. His most recent book is After God, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Author(s)Mark C. Taylor
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication21/01/1998
- SubjectComputing: General
- Series TitleReligion and Postmodernism
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note13 colour plates, 122 halftones
- Weight800 g
- Width184 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Foreword byJack Miles
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