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Postmodernism is Not What You Think (Paperback)
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Postmodernism is Not What You Think (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 15/08/2005
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'Charles Lemert is one of the most thoughtful and interesting of sociology's postmodernists. He recurrently finds new angles of vision and is especially helpful for overcoming the pernicious opposition of 'micro' and 'macro' perspectives.' -Craig Calhoun, New York University (on the first edition) Highly readable, the second edition of Postmodernism Is Not What You Think responds to the widespread claim that postmodernism is over. It explains the historical connections between the postmodern and globalization. Those who wish to kill the term postmodernism still must face the facts that the former nationalistic world-system has collapsed and is slowly being replaced by a more global set of structures. The book is completely revised and updated with an entirely new section on globalization. The media and popular culture, identity politics, the science wars, politics and cultural studies, structuralism and poststructuralism, and the new sociologies are also put in perspective as signs of the new social formations dawning at the end of the modern age. Lemert shows that the postmodern is less a theory than a condition of social life brought about by the trouble modernity has gotten itself into.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781594511530
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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Praise for the First Edition

"Charles Lemert is one of the most thoughtful and interesting of sociology's postmodernists. He recurrently finds new angles of vision and is especially helpful for overcoming the pernicious opposition of 'micro' and 'macro' perspectives."
-Craig Calhoun, New York University

"Charles Lemert is the preeminent social theorist in America today. Writing from a space that only he can occupy, Lemert shows the sociological community how to embrace and learn from this thing called postmodernism."
-Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Charles Lemert invites imaginative cultural inquiry into both the discipline of sociology and the transdisciplinary practice of social theory in an era where global changes in politics, knowledge production, and technology make trust in reality itself open to discussion."
-Stephen Pfohl, Boston College

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