Postmodernist Culture: An Introduction to Theories of the Contemporary

  • Publish Date: 1989-10-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Steven Connor
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In exploring postmodern debates across disciplines and genres, the author considers the institutional conditions and intellectual regroupings which frame postmodern theory and shows that the theory, although proclaiming a diversity in global culture, is itself a form of intellectual containment. He discusses the theory in philosophy, political theory, architecture, art, photography, literature, drama, film, television, popular culture, media and contemporary cultural politics and treats the postmodernist debate as a self-reflexive phenomenon, whose nature and form reflect the conditions of the postmodern. The author's previous books are Samuel Beckett, Repetition, Theory and Text and Charles Dickens .