Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

Post-Contemporary Interventions

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Book Pages: 460 Illustrations: 24 illustrations, 8 in color Published: November 1990

Author: Fredric Jameson

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“A classic of late 20th-century Euroamerican critical thought.” — Ned Lukacher, Choice

“An encyclopedic grasp of modern culture.” — Stuart Hall, Marxism Today

“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.” — Gilbert Adair, Sunday Times (London)

“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.” — Terry Eagleton, The Irish Times

“No one theorist illustrates the recent history of postmodernism’s history so well as Fredric Jameson.” — Michael Bérubé, Voice Literary Supplement

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

"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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