"Universal Abandon "was first published in 1989. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In recent years, the debate about postmodernism has become a full-blown, global discussion about the nature ...
"Universal Abandon "was first published in 1989. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In recent years, the debate about postmodernism has become a full-blown, global discussion about the nature and future of society: it has challenged and redefined the cultural and sexual politics of the last two decades, and is increasingly shaping tomorrow's agenda. Postmodernist culture is a medium in which we all live, no matter how unevenly its effects are felt across the jagged spectrum of color, gender, class, sexual, orientation, region, and nationality. But it is also a culture that proclaims its abandonment of the universalist foundations of Enlightenment thought in the West. At a time when interests can no longer be universalized, the question arises: Whose interests are served by this "universal abandon"? "Universal Abandon" is the first volume in a new series entitled Cultural Politics, edited by the Social Text collective. This collection tackles a wider range of cultural and political issues than are usually addressed in the debates about postmodernism color, ethnicity, and neocolonialism; feminism and sexual difference; popular culture and the question of everyday life as well as some political and philosophical matters that have long been central to the Western tradition. Together, the contributors provide no consensus about the politics of postmodernism; they insist, rather, that "universal abandon?" remain a question and not an answer. The contributors: Anders Stephanson, Chantal Mouffe, Stanley Aronowitz, Ernesto Laclau, Nancy Fraser, Linda Nicholson, Meaghan Morris, Paul Smith, Laura Kipnis, Lawrence Grossberg, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, George Yudice, Jacqueline Rose, and Hal Foster. Andrew Ross teaches English at Princeton University and is the author of "The Failure of Modernism.""
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Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xviii, 300 pp., bib. notes, index; 23 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps. An important anthology of articles published by the Social Text collective. Art historians Hal Foster and Abigail Solomon-Godeau are among the contibutors. CONTENTS: Introduction, by Andrew Ross; Regarding postmodernism: a conversation with Frederic Jameson, by Anders Stephanson; Radical democracy: modern or postmodern? , by Chantal Mouffe; Postmodernism and politics, by Stanley Aronowitz; Politics and the limits of modernity, by Ernesto Laclau; Social criticism without philosophy: an encounter between feminism and postmodernism, by Nancy Fraser and Linda Nicholson; Tooth and claw: tales of survival and Crocodile Dundee, by Meaghan Morris; Visiting the Banana republic, by Paul Smith; Feminism: the political conscience of postmodernism? , by Laura Kipnis; Putting the pop back into postmodernism, by Lawrence Grossberg; Living with contradictions: critical practices in the age of supply-side aesthetics, by Abigail Solomon-Godeau; Marginality and the ethics of survival, by George Yudice; The Man who mistook his wife for a hat or A Wife is like an umbrella: fantasies or the modern and postmodern, by Jacqueline Rose; Wild signs: the breakup of the sign in seventies' art, by Hal Foster; Interview with Cornel West, by Anders Stephanson.
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