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Reality isn't what it used to be : theatrical politics, ready-to-wear religion, global myths, primitive chic, and other wonders of the postmodern world

Author: Walt Anderson
Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1990. ©1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A tour through the contemporary social-cultural-political landscape, making sense of everything from punk rock to terrorism to New Age religions, to give a new view of what is happening in our time.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Walt, 1933-
Reality isn't what it used to be.
San Francisco : Harper & Row, ©1990
(OCoLC)556329868
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Anderson
ISBN: 006250021X 9780062500212 0062500171 9780062500175
OCLC Number: 20827858
Description: xiii, 288 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface --
Part One. The collapse of belief : 1. Welcome to the postmodern world --
2. To see the wizard --
Part Two. Postmodern visions : 3. Science and the creative brain --
4. The meanings of literature --
Part Three. The theater of reality : 5. Making beliefs and making believe --
6. Being someone : The construction of personal reality --
7. Democracy's dilemma --
Part Four. Faith and freedom : 8. The magic bazaar --
9. The two faces of god --
Part Five. Worldview : 10. All the world's a stage --
11. The emergent fiction.
Responsibility: Walter Truett Anderson.

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