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In Search of the Postmodern

  • Steven Best
  • Douglas Kellner
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Part of the Communications and Culture book series (COMMCU)

Abstract

For the past two decades, the postmodern debates dominated the cultural and intellectual scene in many fields throughout the world. In aesthetic and cultural theory, polemics emerged over whether modernism in the arts was or was not dead and what sort of post-modern art was succeeding it. In philosophy, debates erupted concerning whether or not the tradition of modern philosophy had ended, and many began celebrating a new postmodern philosophy associated with Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Rorty, Lyotard, and others. Eventually, the postmodern assault produced new social and political theories, as well as theoretical attempts to define the multifaceted aspects of the postmodern phenomenon itself.1

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© Steven Best and Douglas Kellner 1991

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  • Steven Best
  • Douglas Kellner

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