By Richard Appignanesi
Here's the hot multiplied version of the overseas bestseller Introducing Postmodernism. Has the twenty first century resolved the query of 'postmodernism' or are we greater than ever ensnared in its perplexities? Postmodernism appeared to promise an finish to the awful chilly struggle period of nuclear war of words and oppressive ideologies. Fukuyama's notoriously proclaimed 'end of history', the triumph of liberal democracy over Communist tyranny, has proved an phantasm. We aroused from sleep within the nervous grip of globalization, unpredictable terrorism and unexpected war.This publication strains the pedigrees of postmodernism in artwork, thought, technological know-how and heritage, supplying an pressing consultant to the current.
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Introducing Postmodernism by Richard Appignanesi