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The Resource A singular modernity : essay on the ontology of the present, Fredric Jameson

A singular modernity : essay on the ontology of the present, Fredric Jameson

Label
A singular modernity : essay on the ontology of the present
Title
A singular modernity
Title remainder
essay on the ontology of the present
Statement of responsibility
Fredric Jameson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The concepts of modernity and modernism are amongst the most controversial and vigorously debated in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory. In this new, muscular, intervention Fredric Jameson -- erhaps the most influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity -- explores these notions in a fresh and illuminating manner. The extraordinary revival of discussions of modernity, as well as of new theories of artistic modernism, demands attention in its own right. It seems clear that the provisional disappearance of alternatives to capitalism plays its part in the universal attempt to revive 'modernity' as a social ideal. Yet the paradoxes of the concept illustrate its legitimate history and suggest some rules for avoiding its misuse as well. In this major new interpretation of the problematic, Jameson concludes that both concepts are tainted but nonetheless yield clues as to the nature of the phenomena they purported to theorize. His judicious and vigilant probing of both terms -- which can probably not be banished at this late date -- helps us clarify our present political and artistic situations."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jameson, Fredric
Dewey number
149/.97
Index
index present
LC call number
CB358
LC item number
.J348 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Modernism (Art)
  • Postmodernism
Label
A singular modernity : essay on the ontology of the present, Fredric Jameson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Regressions of the Current Age ---- Part I. The Four Maxims of Modernity. Transitional Modes ---- Part II. Modernism as Ideology ---- Conclusion: 'Il faut etre absolument moderne!'
Control code
50669467
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781859844502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002033834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50669467
Label
A singular modernity : essay on the ontology of the present, Fredric Jameson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Regressions of the Current Age ---- Part I. The Four Maxims of Modernity. Transitional Modes ---- Part II. Modernism as Ideology ---- Conclusion: 'Il faut etre absolument moderne!'
Control code
50669467
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
250 pages
Isbn
9781859844502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2002033834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)50669467

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