PublisherOxford University Press
Size6.7 x 0.4 x 4.3 "
How can postmodernism be defined? Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction challenges and explores the key ideas of postmodernists, and their engagement with theory, literature, the visual arts, film, architecture, and music. A artists, intellectuals, critics, and social scientists are treated ‘as if they were all members of a loosely constituted and quarrelsome political party’ — a party which includes such members as Cindy Sherman, Salman Rushdie, Jacques Derrida, Walter Abish, and Richard Rorty — creating a vastly entertaining framework in which to unravel the mysteries of the ‘postmodern condition’, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct.