Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism

The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism

£28.99

Part of Cambridge Companions to Literature

Steven Connor, Paul Sheehan, Catherine Constable, Stephen Melville, Philip Auslander, Julian Murphet, Ursula K. Heise, Philippa Berry, Robert Eaglestone, Costas Douzinas
View all contributors
  • Date Published: July 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521648400

£ 28.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism offers a comprehensive introduction to postmodernism. The Companion examines the different aspects of postmodernist thought and culture that have had a significant impact on contemporary cultural production and thinking. Topics discussed by experts in the field include postmodernism's relation to modernity, and its significance and relevance to literature, film, law, philosophy, architecture, religion and modern cultural studies. The volume also includes a useful guide to further reading and a chronology. This is an essential aid for students and teachers from a range of disciplines interested in postmodernism in all its incarnations. Accessible and comprehensive, this Companion addresses the many issues surrounding this elusive, enigmatic and often controversial topic.

    • Covers a broad spectrum of topics in relation to postmodernism
    • Newly commissioned essays by a range of specialists from different disciplines
    • Supporting material includes a chronology and a comprehensive and up to date guide to further reading
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… the powerful sense that postmodernism is in its gloaming and to the opposite sense that it is only now reaching … the kind of satuaration of which it has always seemed capable … This contradiction, indeed, is the explicit concern of Steven Connor's excellent Introduction to the Cambridge Companion, which serves as a frame for the range of activity produced in postmodernism studies across the year … It is central to the spirit of postmodern thinking, however, that such an apprehension of endedness should coincide with a sense of persistence, a sense of renewal … The essays that are included in the Cambridge Companion … can be positioned in relation to these … strands in which postmodernism is variously and simultaneously in its death throes, in its prime, and in the process of being newly born … In the Cambridge Companion, the first group might be best exemplified by Connor's own contribution, entitled 'Postmodernism and Literature' … In Connor's account, Samuel Beckett emerges as a central figure, a kind of pivot … the organizing of writers … around a faultline marked by Beckett's work is an exciting and promising prospect … The second group of essays and books … includes material that suggests that postmodern thought is not in its fully expanded phase, but is rather entering into a new period … This new kind of resonance is produced largely by the tendency of postmodern theory to migrate from one intellectual and disciplinary location to another … So in the Cambridge Companion … we have essays such as 'Science, Technology, and Postmodernism' (Ursula K. Heise), 'Postmodernism and Post-Religion' (Philippa Berry), 'Postmodernism and Ethics against the Metaphysics of Comprehension' (Robert Eaglestone) and 'Law and Justice in Postmodernity' (Costas Douzinas) … the entry of postmodern thought into precisely those areas that seemed, in the earlier phases of its development, to be its natural enemies … But the essays on science, religion, ethics and the law in the Cambr

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521648400
    • length: 254 pages
    • dimensions: 232 x 164 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Steven Connor
    1. Postmodernism and philosophy Paul Sheehan
    2. Postmodernism and film Catherine Constable
    3. Postmodernism and literature Steven Connor
    4. Postmodernism and art Stephen Melville
    5. Postmodernism and performance Philip Auslander
    6. Postmodernism and space Julian Murphet
    7. Science, technology and postmodernism Ursula K. Heise
    8. Postmodernism and post-religion Philippa Berry
    9. Postmodernism and ethics Robert Eaglestone
    10. Law and justice in postmodernity Costas Douzinas
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editor

    Steven Connor, Birkbeck College, University of London

    Contributors

    Steven Connor, Paul Sheehan, Catherine Constable, Stephen Melville, Philip Auslander, Julian Murphet, Ursula K. Heise, Philippa Berry, Robert Eaglestone, Costas Douzinas

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×