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The Resource The postmodernist turn : American thought and culture in the 1970s, J. David Hoeveler, Jr

The postmodernist turn : American thought and culture in the 1970s, J. David Hoeveler, Jr

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The postmodernist turn : American thought and culture in the 1970s
Title
The postmodernist turn
Title remainder
American thought and culture in the 1970s
Statement of responsibility
J. David Hoeveler, Jr
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this reassessment of a little studied decade, J. David Hoeveler, Jr., finds that the sense of detachment and dislocation that characterizes the postindustrial society serves as a paradigm for American thought and culture in the 1970s. The book examines major developments in literary theory, philosophy, architecture, and painting as expressions of a 1970s consciousness. It also looks at the rival "political" readings of these subjects and considers the postmodernist phenomenon as it became an ideological battleground in the decade. Although the new continental thinking promised to revitalize the American Left, Hoeveler shows how the American readings actually fortified more traditional norms in American thought. Thus, as the works of Claude Levi-Strauss, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida gained much attention in academic circles, American readings domesticated the European concepts. The Yale School of critics receives particular attention, as do historian Hayden White, anthropologist Clifford Geertz, literary scholar Edward Said, and a host of other important participants in the intellectual debates of the 1970s. Hoeveler also treats the merging of postmodernist thought with the older American tradition of pragmatism. In his insightful analysis of Richard Rorty's seminal works from the 1970s, Hoeveler reveals a strain of postmodernist thought that is liberal, playful, and creative, and, as he suggests, an "ideal that might best assure the American tradition a viable future."
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1943-
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Hoeveler, J. David
Dewey number
973.924
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.H6 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's American thought and culture series
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  • Postmodernism
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The postmodernist turn : American thought and culture in the 1970s, J. David Hoeveler, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Postindustrialism -- Wars of words -- Reading left -- Postmodernism I, painting -- Postmodernism II, architecture -- Writing feminist -- Debating black -- Neoconservatism -- On liberalism
Control code
35025839
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780805790641
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96028257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The postmodernist turn : American thought and culture in the 1970s, J. David Hoeveler, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Postindustrialism -- Wars of words -- Reading left -- Postmodernism I, painting -- Postmodernism II, architecture -- Writing feminist -- Debating black -- Neoconservatism -- On liberalism
Control code
35025839
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780805790641
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96028257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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