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Introducing Lyotard : Art and Politics - Bill Readings

Introducing Lyotard

Art and Politics

Paperback Published: 10th January 1991
ISBN: 9780415055369
Number Of Pages: 220

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The surge of interest in Jean Francois Lyotard's writings has pushed him into the centre of the debate on the postmodern. His willingness to question the political and investigate the intersection of art and politics undermines the charge that deconstruction has abdicated its political responsibility. This introduction, by discussing the entire range of Lyotard's writing, situates his interest in the postmodern in terms of a larger project of rethinking the politics of representation. Bill Readings traces Lyotard's attacks on structuralism, Marxism and semiotics, contrasts his work with the literary deconstruction of Paul de Man and draws out the implications of post-structuralism's attention to difference in reading. The art of reading and the reading of art, as the evocation of the difference of events, becomes the locus of a resistance to both consumer culture and Romantic nostalgia.

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"This book contains some of the most intelligent and well-informed writing in English on the French philosopher J. F. Lyotard N. Lukacher, "Choice." July/August 1991

ISBN: 9780415055369
ISBN-10: 0415055369
Series: Critics of the Twentieth Century
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 10th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1