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Against postmodernism

a Marxist critique

by Alex Callinicos

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postmodernism,
  • Philosophy, Marxist

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-199) and index.

    StatementAlex Callinicos.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB831.2 .C34 1990
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 207 p. ;
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2225245M
    ISBN 100312042248, 0312042256
    LC Control Number89070065

      I fall into a category I have elsewhere called the post-postmodern Left. So I read Hicks’ book to see if he offered any especially useful intellectual weapons with which to push back against the pomo dragon. Unfortunately, Explaining Postmodernism is full of misreadings, suppositions, rhetorical hyperbole and even flat out factual errors.   Postmodernism does not literally mean the end of history, unless everyone has developed time-travel powers. But people have not developed time-travel powers unless there is a history. So, it's a double-bind. Postmodernism must not be literal. But.

      Alex Callinicos’s Against Postmodernism () advances a closer analysis of the political background to the postmodern. David Harvey's Condition of Postmodernity () offers a much fuller theory of its economic presuppositions. Terry Eagleton's Illusions of Postmodernism () tackles the impact of its ideological diffusion. All these. The Politics of Postmodernism. Author: Andrew Ross; Publisher: U of Minnesota Press ISBN: Category: Literary Criticism Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» Universal Abandon was first published in Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published .

      The cover depicts a barren landscape, almost a wasteland. This illustration is very applicable to the postmodern worldview. After reading this book, I think quite a few readers will rightly conclude that postmodernism is an extremely depressing and hopeless way of thinking about the world and its by: Against postmodernism: a Marxist critique. [Alex Callinicos] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Alex Callinicos. Find more information about: ISBN:


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This must be evaluated, critiqued, and challenged in a thoughtful and biblical manner. Path: Groothuis leads the reader through the barren landscape of modernism to by: Postmodernism, Alex Callinios argues, reflects the disappointed revolutionary generation of '68, and the incorporation of many of its members into the porfessional and managerial 'new middle class'.

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53, No. 1, January-February 'Against Postmodernism' takes issue with all these themes. It challenges the idealist irrationalism of poststructuralism. It questions the existence of any radical break separating Post-modern from Modern art.

And it denies that recent socio-economic developments represent any fundamental shift from classical patterns of capital accumulation/5(2). JORDAN PETERSON: I want to recommend a book first to everyone here: It is called Explaining Postmodernism by Stephen Hicks.

You need to understand postmodernism, because that's what you're up against. A Christianity Today Award of Merit winner. The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years.

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Against postmodernism: a marxist critique. [Alex Callinicos] -- Drawing on philosophy and cultural history, Alex Callinicos argues in this work that post-modernism is best read as a symptom of political frustration and social mobility rather than as a significant.

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