Postmodernism

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The Movement of Showing

Explores why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger conceive their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions, and of the consequences of such an indirect method for critique and responsibility.

Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.

Manifesto of New Realism

Retraces the history of postmodern philosophy and proposes solutions to overcome its impasses.

What We Want Is Free, Second Edition

Explores how contemporary artists use gifts, barter, and other forms of nonmonetary exchange as a means and medium of artistic production.

Federman's Fictions

Edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Introduction by Jeffrey R. Di Leo
Preface by Charles Bernstein
Afterword by Raymond Federman
Subjects: Literature

A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.

The Passing of Postmodernism

Examines the increasingly prevalent assumption that postmodernism is over and that literature and film are once again engaging sincerely with issues of ethics and politics.

Otherwise Occupied

Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.

French Interpretations of Heidegger

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.

Religion without Belief

Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.

Ellipsis

Examines poetic language in the work of Heidegger, Hölderlin, and Blanchot.

The Promise of Poststructuralist Sociology

A postmodern critique of sociology’s presuppositions.

This Is a Picture and Not the World

Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.

TechnoLogics

Uses literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis to explore the emerging logic of the posthuman.

Postmodern Public Policy

Confronts the challenge presented to traditional public policy by postmodern thought.

After the Orgy

Explores the post-Enlightenment obsession with apocalyptic endings.

Suffering, Politics, Power

Suffering and politics in the thought of Luther, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Nietzsche.

Productive Postmodernism

Investigates a broad range of contemporary fiction, film, and architecture to address the role of history in postmodern cultural productions.

Philosophy at the Boundary of Reason

Using Ricoeur's ethicomoral position, advances an alternative, more viable ethics than that of deconstruction.

Pondering Postinternationalism

Notable scholars explore James Rosenau's postinternational paradigm--an alternative view to traditional international relations.

Many Pretty Toys

When Nixon orders the bombing of Cambodia, a university erupts in protest, irrevocably altering the lives of students and faculty, and disrupting the process of storytelling itself.

Romantic Desire in (Post)modern Art and Philosophy

An erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy.

A Semiotic of Ethnicity

Reexamines the notion of the "hyphenate writer," and offers a specific reading strategy that we may consider the Italian/American writer in the age of semiotics, poststructuralism, and the like.

Texts

Provides an ontological characterization of texts, explores the issues raised by the identity of various texts, and presents a view of the function of authors and audiences, and of their relations to texts.

Jewish Theology and Process Thought

Presents essays by Jewish thinkers who have found process thought to be a useful framework for contemporary Jewish thought and a set of conversations between Jewish and Christian thinkers on the appropriateness of process thought for Judaism and Christianity.

Power and Emotion in Infant-Toddler Day Care

A provocative ethnography of the lived experiences of infants and toddlers in day care centers.

Literature and Philosophy in Dialogue

Hans-Georg Gadamer, the major proponent of philosophical hermeneutics, reveals himself here as a highly sensitive reader and critic of the German literary tradition. This is not the work of a specialist ...

Matrix and line

A comprehensive attempt to assess the politics of deconstruction and the deconstruction of modernist politics.

The Title of the Letter

This book is a close reading of Jacques Lacan's seminal essay, "The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud, " selected for the particular light it casts on Lacan's complex relation ...

Image and Ideology in Modern/Postmodern Discourse

This book addresses the function and status of the visual and verbal image as it relates to social, political, and ideological issues. The authors first articulate some of the lost connections between ...

The Ignorant Perfection of Ordinary People

This book examines how the spiritual longings of ordinary people have shaped the most progressive political and cultural movements of the twentieth century and given birth to a new postmodern perspective ...

Sacred Interconnections

Shows the interconnections between postmodernism, religion, politics, economics, and art.

Postmodernism and Continental Philosophy

The volume begins with a major statement by the French feminist culture critic Julia Kristeva and includes essays by well-known and also younger continental philosophers writing in the North American ...