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This fully revised third edition of The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism provides the ideal introduction to postmodernist thought. Featuring contributions from a cast of international scholars, the Companion contains 19 detailed essays on major themes and topics along with an A-Z of key terms and concepts. As well as revised essays on philosophy, politics, literature, ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2001)
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thegift
this is a curious five. this is written for the usual 'analytic' philosopher, and many of the cultural allusions are resolutely english, not american, less french or german. i have been twice surprised while reading this anthology, this encyclopedia, which tries to encapsulate postmodernism in the various realms of human life, history, politics, arts, and sciences. first, i am surprised at how familiar i always already am, with the thought acts, terms, names, referred to. next, i am surprised th ...more
Blake
This book was difficult to get through, I won't deny it. The chapters on philosophy, literature, movies and music were quite clear and a breeze, but couple those with the chapters on feminism, post-colonialism and a slightly weird chapter on science and you have an arduous task ahead of the reader. Yet it was worth it.

The book is informative regarding the subject, not coloured too often by obvious bias and increased my understanding vastly, which I hoped it would.
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