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Author : Zygmunt Bauman
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134917600
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This thoughtful and illuminating book provides a major statement on the meaning and importance of postmodernity.

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Author : van der Borght
Genre : Religion
Publisher : BRILL
ISBN_10 : 9789047442547
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The volume offers contributions reflecting the understanding of Christian identity in the midst of changing cultural, socio-economic, political and religious context in a a globalized world.

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Author : Stefan Morawski
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134869787
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In this original and eye-opening study, Stefan Morawski sheds light on the often confused debate about postmodernism, postmodernity and human values. Drawing upon a wide range of evidence from the experience of everyday life in the sciences, religion, visual arts, literature, film, television and contemporary music, The Troubles with Postmodernism is an indispensable guide to our understanding and evaluation of contemporary literature.

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Author : Stephen Crook
Genre : Civilization, Modern
Publisher : Sage Publications
ISBN_10 : UCSC:32106016621697
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A comprehensive overview of postmodernization and social change, written for students of social theory, cultural studies and urban and political sociology.

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Author : Zygmunt Bauman
Genre : Political Science
Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
ISBN_10 : 0816617570
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Bauman (sociology, U. of Leeds) analyzes freedom as a social relation rather than as an idea or postulate. Throughout history, he shows, freedom was a privilege enjoyed in relation to either superior or weaker power. Today, "seduction" tends to replace repression as a means of social control, and individual freedom is, above all, freedom of the consumer. A paper edition is available ($10.95; 1757-0). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Author : Hamzah Muzaini
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781317160380
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This book sets itself apart from much of the burgeoning literature on war commemoration within human geography and the social sciences more generally by analysing how the Second World War (1941–45) is remembered within Singapore, unique for its potential to shed light on the manifold politics associated with the commemoration of wars not only within an Asian, but also a multiracial and multi-religious postcolonial context. By adopting a historical materialist approach, it traces the genealogy of war commemoration in Singapore, from the initial disavowal of the war by the postcolonial government since independence in 1965 to it being embraced as part of national historiography in the early 1990s apparent in the emergence since then of various memoryscapes dedicated to the event. Also, through a critical analysis of a wide selection of these memoryscapes, the book interrogates how memories of the war have been spatially and discursively appropriated today by state (and non-state) agencies as a means of achieving multiple objectives, including (but not limited to) commemoration, tourism, mourning and nation-building. And finally, the book examines the perspectives of those who engage with or use these memoryscapes in order to reveal their contested nature as fractured by social divisions of race, gender, ideology and nationality. The substantive book chapters will be based on archival and empirical data drawn from case studies in Singapore themed along different conceptual lenses including ethnicity; gender; postcoloniality, tourism and postmodernity; personal mourning; transnational remembrances and politics; and the preservation of original sites, stories and artefacts of war. Collectively, they speak to and work towards shedding insights to the one overarching question: 'How is the Second World War commemorated in postcolonial Singapore and what are some of the issues, politics and contestations which have accompanied these efforts to presence the war today, particularly as they are spatially and materially played out via different types of memoryscapes?' The book also distinguishes itself from previous works written on war commemoration in Singapore, mainly by social and military historians, particularly through its adoption of a geographical agenda that gives attention to issues of politics of space as it relates to remembrance and representations of memory.

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Author : Michael Drolet
Genre : History
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN_10 : 0415160847
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Arranged in three parts,This collection of foundational essays traces the origins, evolvement and the politics of postmodernism through the key writings of postmodernist thinkers.

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Author : Gerard Delanty
Genre : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE
ISBN_10 : 9781446265291
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This accessible and comprehensive overview of the main issues on the modernity-postmodernity controversy is the first clear-sighted book on the subject. It surveys modern social theory, from Kant to Weber with economy and masterly precision. And evaluates the work of the Frankfurt School, Arendy, Strauss, Luhmann, Habermas, Heller, Castoriadis and Touraine, before moving on to consider the approaches of the leading writers on postmodenrity: Lyotard, Vattimo, Derrida, Foucault and Jameson. The result is a new way of conceptualizing the modernity-postmodernity debate, and an exciting new approach to the roots of contemporary social theory.

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Author : Hans Bertens
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN_10 : 9781134928668
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At last! Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were afraid to ask. Hans Bertens' Postmodernism is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in providing a witty and accessible guide for the bemused student. In clear and straightforward but always elegant prose, Bertens sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of postmodernism. He also explains, in thoughtful and illuminating language, the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. An enjoyable and indispensible text for today's student.

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Author : Gerhard Hoffmann
Genre : Literary Criticism
Publisher : Rodopi
ISBN_10 : 9789042018860
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Postmodern Studies; American Literature; 20th Century; Cultural Theory; and Aesthetics.

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