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  • Fredric Jameson is the recipient of the 2008 Holberg Prize

    Winner, 22nd James Russell Lowell Prize

  • “A classic of late 20th-century Euroamerican critical thought.”

    “An encyclopedic grasp of modern culture.”

    “For anybody hoping to understand not just the cultural but the political and social implications of postmodernism . . . Jameson’s book is a fundamental, nonpareil text.”

    “Fredric Jameson is America’s leading Marxist critic, a prodigiously energetic thinker whose writings sweep magisterially from Sophocles to science fiction. . . . Postmodernism is an intellectual blockbuster.”

    “No one theorist illustrates the recent history of postmodernism’s history so well as Fredric Jameson.”

    “The scope and profundity of Postmodernism, covering theory, architecture, film, video, and economics, is truly staggering. . . . Brilliant . . .”

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  • Fredric Jameson is the recipient of the 2008 Holberg Prize

    Winner, 22nd James Russell Lowell Prize

  • Reviews

  • “A classic of late 20th-century Euroamerican critical thought.”

    “An encyclopedic grasp of modern culture.”

    “For anybody hoping to understand not just the cultural but the political and social implications of postmodernism . . . Jameson’s book is a fundamental, nonpareil text.”

    “Fredric Jameson is America’s leading Marxist critic, a prodigiously energetic thinker whose writings sweep magisterially from Sophocles to science fiction. . . . Postmodernism is an intellectual blockbuster.”

    “No one theorist illustrates the recent history of postmodernism’s history so well as Fredric Jameson.”

    “The scope and profundity of Postmodernism, covering theory, architecture, film, video, and economics, is truly staggering. . . . Brilliant . . .”

  • "Fredric Jameson, internationally recognized as a literary theorist and as America's most notable Marxist intellectual, has established a leading place in discussions of postmodernism. Jameson brings to the subject an immense range of reference both to artworks and to theoretical discussions; a strong hypothesis linking cultural changes to changes in the place of culture within the whole structure of life produced by a new phase of economic history (multinational capitalism); and a severely scholarly wish to analyze and understand, rather than praise or blame, the object of his study." — Jonathan Arac

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  • Description

    Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of ”postmodernism”. Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high” art to “low” from market ideology to architecture, from painting to “punk” film, from video art to literature.
     

    About The Author(s)

    Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the coeditor, with Masao Miyoshi, of The Cultures of Globalization, also published by Duke University Press.

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