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Postmodernism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History (Paperback)
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Postmodernism and Popular Culture: A Cultural History (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 12/12/1994
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In this provocative and timely book, John Docker takes his readers on an intellectual adventure. The journey includes an introductory guided tour of the history of modernism, consideration of the development of postmodernism, explanation of the difference between structuralism and poststructuralism and discussion of the debates and conflicts around each. Along the way readers will visit the architecture of Le Corbusier, take a ride on the Sydney monorail, watch Prisoner (Cell Block H) on TV, come into contact with Derrida, read some crime fiction and enter into the world of carnival. The book engages, in a stimulating and illuminating way, with some of the most important academic debates of our time. It combines polemical force with intellectual rigour, reclaiming popular culture from the forces opposed to it. John Docker's personal style and accessible prose will introduce postmodernism to many interested general readers and students intimidated by other dense, theoretical tracts. The breadth and intelligence of his cultural history will make the book essential reading for scholars, in a range of disciplines, around the world.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521465984
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm


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."..I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The boldness of his formulations is refreshing and can be insightful." Antipodes
"There is a great deal to be learned from this book....very revealing and useful....This volume should be required reading for the child in the cradle....This book blows away the smoke and holds the mirror steady. For that reason it should be awarded the Self-Aawreness and Knowledge prize." Ray Browne, Journal of Popular Culture

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