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The Life and Times of Post-Modernity - Professor Keith Tester

The Life and Times of Post-Modernity

Paperback Published: 2nd September 1993
ISBN: 9780415098328
Number Of Pages: 176

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Postmodernity has been dubbed the great transformation in society and culture, yet in this book Keith Tester casts a cautious eye on such grandiose claims. Drawing on a range of themes and stories from European sociology and literature, Tester shows how many of the great statements about postmodernityare misleading. Tester argues that "postmodernity" is not so much the harbinger of new world expression as it is a parasite of modernity, feeding off its predecessor's unresolved paradoxes and possibilities.
This book provides a wealth of sources which are usually denigrated or ignored in the debates on postmodernity. As such, it sheds light on old claims, yet never fails to acknowledge the profound insights of sociologists and other authors. "The Life and Times of Postmodernity" is an elaboration of the themes which Tester raised in his earlier books, "The Two Sovereigns" and "Civil Society," both published by Routledge.

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"The readability will appeal to readers who still can't make sense of postmodernism (and modernity). . . . A noteworthy, lovely book that is bound to be noted, and reread." -Stjepan Mestrovic, Texas A&M University

Introductionp. 1
Boundsp. 6
Identityp. 30
Nostalgiap. 54
Technologyp. 79
Responsibilityp. 102
Othersp. 127
Conclusionp. 151
Bibliographyp. 161
Name Indexp. 165
Subject Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780415098328
ISBN-10: 0415098327
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 2nd September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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