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- DescriptionIf you are like most people, you're t sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn't tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is t a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis of our time - the failure of the Enlightenment. Jim Powell takes the position that Postmodernism is a series of maps that help people find their way through a changing world. POSTMODERNISM FOR BEGINNERS features the thoughts of Foucault on power and kwledge, Jameson on mapping the postmodern, Baudrillard on the media, Harvey on time-space compression, Derrida on deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari on rhizomes. The book also discusses postmodern artifacts such as Madonna, cyberpunk, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.
- Author BiographyJim Powell lives in Santa Barbara, California where he enjoys surfing, writing, playing piano and painting. His other books include Mandalas: The Dynamics of Vedic Symbolism, Energy and Eros, The Tao of Symbols, Eastern Philosophy For Beginners, Derrida For Beginners, and Deconstruction For Beginners. Jim has a Master's Degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Sanskrit and Indology. His thesis was on Vedic mythology. He also holds a Master's Degree in English Literature.
- Author(s)Jim Powell
- PublisherFor Beginners
- Date of Publication21/08/2007
- SubjectHistory of Ideas & Popular Philosophy
- Series TitleFor Beginners
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintFor Beginners
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight290 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Illustrator(s)Joe Lee
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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