The Postmodern Condition

In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.

The Postmodern Condition

In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.

The Condition of Postmodernity

In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.

The Condition of Postmodernity

In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.

European Integration and the Postmodern Condition

... 1963– European integration and the postmodern condition: governance, democracy, identity Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. European Union. 2. Postmodernism–Political aspects. 3. Globalization. 4. Democracy I. Title.

European Integration and the Postmodern Condition

This is the first book to look at the process of European integration by drawing on both established and new trends in postmodern thinking and analysis. The book asks how we can study the process of European integration in the current climate, and maps out the central elements of the academic debate dealing with the future of integration, and 'Europe' in general. The author stimulates fresh readings of the European issue, encouraging the development of new analytical horizons. This is a significant cutting-edge contribution to debates in politics, comparative politics and European studies.

La condition postmoderne rapport sur le savoir

Lyotard emphasized language; the world of postmodern knowledge can be represented as a game of language where speaking is participation in the game whose goal is the creation of new and ever-changing social linkages.

La condition postmoderne  rapport sur le savoir

"Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed This book extends that analys to postmodernism by looking at the status of science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information is controlled in the Western world..."

Beginning Postmodernism

The Postmodern Condition : A Report on Knowledge ( 1979 ; Manchester , Manchester University Press , 1984 ) stands prominently among a number of books which develop attacks on modernity . Commissioned as a report on the state of modern ...

Beginning Postmodernism

The first volume of Manchester University Press' 'Beginnings' series, which is based on Peter Barry's critically aclaimed bestseller, Beginning theory This brilliant digest offers a clear, step-by-step introduction to postmodernism on every discourse a. . . .

Postmodern Conditions

But if postmodernity is a moment within capitalism , as Jameson argues , and if multinational capitalism is as ... The 1982 essay is included as an appendix to The Postmodern Condition ( see ' Select Bibliography ' ) ; the 1983 article ...

Postmodern Conditions

Postmodernity and postmodernism have become leading theoretical issues in the discussion of contemporary culture, and this collection attempts to confront some of the major issues: To what extent does western society's entry into a post-industrial world require us to rethink the characteristic modernist understanding of society and culture? If the self-reflecting, self-quoting culture we experience now is postmodern, is it a culture in which the great modern debates about history and meaning must be radically reworked? Is postmodernism in art complicit with the processes of post-industrial capitalism, or does it subvert them? There are contributions from academics working at the New York School of Social Research and in departments of literary studies, sociology and visual arts at various Australian universities.

Body Invaders

Body Invaders explores the fate of the body in the postmodern condition.

Body Invaders

Body Invaders explores the fate of the body in the postmodern condition. Introduced by theses on power and sexuality, it proceeds to analyze the key theoretical contributions of Bataille, Foucault, Baudrillard and Kristeva, and ranges widely over the suppressions and obsessions which mark theoretical discourse and public policy in relation to sexual eroticism, fashion, reproduction and bodily decay.

Education and the Postmodern Condition

... changing cultural and educational shifts that are going on in the industrial world . Education and the Postmodern Condition will be invaluable in helping educators and others address the changing conditions of knowledge production ...

Education and the Postmodern Condition

provides an introduction to Lyotard's work and examines its relevance and special significance for the field of education.

History Without A Subject

This book, beginning with an analysis of how changes in the global economy are affecting the lives of ordinary Americans, suggests that the postmodern condition can be likened to the balkanization of culture and society and the ...

History Without A Subject

This book, beginning with an analysis of how changes in the global economy are affecting the lives of ordinary Americans, suggests that the postmodern condition can be likened to the balkanization of culture and society and the "Brazilianization" of politics and the economy.

Modern Conditions Postmodern Controversies

In this accomplished, comprehensive and accessible book Barry Smart explores these questions. The book examines the social and economic processes which have shaped and continue to shape life today.

Modern Conditions  Postmodern Controversies

In this accomplished, comprehensive and accessible book Barry Smart explores these questions. The book examines the social and economic processes which have shaped and continue to shape life today. It also provides exemplary critical assessments of the various `modern' and `postmodern' thinkers who have sought to explain these processes. Judicious in its judgements and superbly informed, the text is a major contribution to the debate on Modernity and Postmodernity.

The Cinema of Wim Wenders

This book serves as an introduction to the central concerns of his cinema while situation his work within German film history and the contemporary debates about postmodern film and media theory.

The Cinema of Wim Wenders

The Cinema of Wim Wenders, the first anthology of scholarly work on Wenders, is a unique anthropology of source materials and selected critical essays on the films of Wim Wenders, a major filmmaker in the so-called New German Cinema movement. His work, probably more than that of any other European director, reflects the tension between the European auteur tradition and the increasing dominance of the American media industry. In both his filmmaking and his critical writing, he explores how the relationship between image and narrative manifests the basic opposition between these two film traditions. This book serves as an introduction to the central concerns of his cinema while situation his work within German film history and the contemporary debates about postmodern film and media theory.

The Modernist postmodernist Quarrel on Philosophy and Justice

Lyotard , " Answering the Question : What is Postmodernism ? " in The Postmodern Condition : A Report on Knowledge , trans . Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi , Foreword by Fredric Jameson ( Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press ...

The Modernist postmodernist Quarrel on Philosophy and Justice

This book examines the social relevance of philosophy as this problem is posed in the contemporary Modernism-Postmodernism debate. Manuel P. Arriaga critically investigates the two sides of the debate in their various presuppositions and their equally diverse ramifications in fields ranging from political theory, philosophy of religion, and theory of knowledge, among others. Making use of the problematic of social justice as touchstone in threshing out the issue and aided particularly by the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, Arriaga then presents a view of the social relevance of philosophy that incorporates the good points of the opposing camps of the debate. The Modernist-Postmodernist Quarrel on Philosophy and Justice will interest anyone wishing to ask about the social relevance of what philosophers do.

Individualism And Community

Examining, in the widest sense, the changes in political philosophy that have occurred in Western capitalist states since the early 1980s, this book focuses on the introduction of neo-liberal principles in the combined area of social and ...

Individualism And Community

Examining, in the widest sense, the changes in political philosophy that have occurred in Western capitalist states since the early 1980s, this book focuses on the introduction of neo-liberal principles in the combined area of social and education policy. New Zealand presents a paradigm example of the neo-liberal shift in political philosophy. From constituting the social laboratory of the Western world in the 1930s in terms of social welfare provision, New Zealand has become the neo-liberal experiment of the fully marketised society in the 1990s. Against the theoretical background of educational theory and practice, this book examines neo-liberalism and its critiques as responses to the so-called crisis of the welfare state and argues for a reformulated critical social policy in the postmodern condition. The conclusions about social policy drawn by the authors can be generalized to similar situations in other Western capitalist countries.

The Postmodern Condition

In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are ...

The Postmodern Condition

Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are controlled in the Western world. Lyotard emphasized language; the world of postmodern knowledge can be represented as a game of language where speaking is participation in the game whose goal is the creation of new and ever-changing social linkages.

Brand New Church

Brand New Church? aims to make sense of what 'postmodern' actually looks and feels like in real life, and to ask what this means for the church.

Brand New Church

Brand New Church? aims to make sense of what 'postmodern' actually looks and feels like in real life, and to ask what this means for the church. Over the past few years, Graeme Fancourt has travelled around the UK and USA consulting with a wide range of church leaders, including Sue Wallace, who founded Visions and Transcendence, Jonny Baker, a member of Grace, and Roy Searle of the Northumbria Community. He writes: "The church that I have encountered is thoughtful, active and confident in the gospel . . . Though holding many different views, these leaders all appear to take seriously the need for the church genuinely to engage (positively or negatively) with what it perceives to be the postmodern condition." The author reveals and explores the diversity of thinking found in local churches, in colleges and universities, and expressed in works of contemporary theology: the approaches of a range of writers, such as D. A. Carson, Peter Rollins, Pete Ward, Tom Wright and Stanley Hauerwas are examined to stimulating effect. The result is a thoroughly vibrant read, which offers a broad understanding of how - in these postmodern times - the church might engage fruitfully in dialogue and mission for the sake of all God's people.

Curriculum in the Postmodern Condition

Annotation This book examines the ways that postmodernism has impacted curriculum formulation, changing the ways that people think about knowledge, how they participate in work and civic life, and how humans interact with technology.

Curriculum in the Postmodern Condition

Annotation This book examines the ways that postmodernism has impacted curriculum formulation, changing the ways that people think about knowledge, how they participate in work and civic life, and how humans interact with technology. It approaches topics such as cultural contact, postmodern science, critical literacy and new technologies, and the professionalization of environmental educators. The authors have all taught in departments of education and are currently working in Mexico and New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Genius Decision

While there is no essentialist quality of genius, the postmodern artist can reach the extraordinary by way of an active-passive Genius Decision, which is engaged in an activity of failure in its desire to represent the nonrepresentable.

The Genius Decision

While there is no essentialist quality of genius, the postmodern artist can reach the extraordinary by way of an active-passive Genius Decision, which is engaged in an activity of failure in its desire to represent the nonrepresentable.

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

The way of thinking about illness explored here , in its rejection of a single theory or model that will explain every ... The grand narrative , " writes Lyotard in The Postmodern Condition : A Report on Knowledge ( 1979 ) , " has lost ...

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not, with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era—roughly the period since World War II—as dramatically as technology, transportation, and the texture of everyday life. Exploring these changes, David B. Morris tells the fascinating story, or stories, of what goes into making the postmodern experience of illness different, perhaps unique. Even as he decries the overuse and misuse of the term "postmodern," Morris shows how brightly ideas of illness, health, and postmodernism illuminate one another in late-twentieth-century culture. Modern medicine traditionally separates disease—an objectively verified disorder—from illness—a patient's subjective experience. Postmodern medicine, Morris says, can make no such clean distinction; instead, it demands a biocultural model, situating illness at the crossroads of biology and culture. Maladies such as chronic fatigue syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder signal our awareness that there are biocultural ways of being sick. The biocultural vision of illness not only blurs old boundaries but also offers a new and infinitely promising arena for investigating both biology and culture. In many ways Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age leads us to understand our experience of the world differently.