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The postmodern condition : a report on knowledge

Author: Jean-François Lyotard; Geoffrey Bennington; Brian Massumi
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1984.
Series: Theory and history of literature, v. 10.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are controlled in the Western world. Lyotard  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean-François Lyotard; Geoffrey Bennington; Brian Massumi
ISBN: 0816611661 9780816611669 0816611734 9780816611737 9780816681853 0816681856
OCLC Number: 9756705
Language Note: Translation of: La condition postmoderne.
Notes: Translation of: La condition postmoderne.
Description: xxv, 110 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The field : knowledge in computerized societies --
The problem : legitimation --
The method : language games --
The nature of the social bond : the modern alternative --
The nature of the social bond : the postmodern perspective --
The pragmatics of narrative knowledge --
The pragmatics of scientific knowledge --
The narrative function and the legitimation of knowledge --
Narratives of the legitimation of knowledge --
Delegitimation --
Research and its legitimation through performativity --
Education and its legitimation through performativity --
Postmodern science as the search for instabilities --
Legitimation by paralogy --
Appendix : Answering the question : what is postmodernism.
Series Title: Theory and history of literature, v. 10.
Other Titles: Condition postmoderne.
Responsibility: Jean-François Lyotard ; translation from the French by Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi ; foreword by Fredric Jameson.

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Many definitions of postmodernism focus on its nature as the aftermath of the modern industrial age when technology developed dynamically. In The Postmodern Condition Jean-Francois Lyotard extends that analysis to postmodernism by looking at the status uf science, technology, and the arts, the significance of technocracy, and the way the flow of information and knowledge are controlled in the Western world. Lyotard emphasized language; the world of postmodern knowledge can be represented as a game of language where speaking is participation in the game whose goal is the creation of new and ever-changing social linkages.

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