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The condition of postmodernity : an enquiry into the origins of cultural change

Author: David Harvey
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Traces the development of the concept of postmodernism, explains its differences with modernism, and discusses political and social influences.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harvey, David, 1935-
Condition of postmodernity.
Oxford [England] ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1989
Named Person: Christa Bürger
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Harvey
ISBN: 0631162925 9780631162926 0631162941 9780631162940
OCLC Number: 18747380
Description: ix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I: The passage from modernity to postmodernity in contemporary culture --
1. Introduction --
2. Modernity and modernism --
3. Postmodernism --
4. Postmodernism in the city: architecture and urban design --
5. Modernization --
6. POSTmodernism or PostMODERNism? --
Part II: The political --
economic transformation of late twentieth-century capitalism --
7. Introduction --
8. Fordism --
9. From Fordism to flexible accumulation --
10. Theorizing the transition --
11. Flexible accumulation --
solid transformation or temporary fix? --
Part III: The experience of space and tie --
12. Introduction --
13. Individual spaces and times in social life --
14. Time and space as sources of social power --
15. The time and space of the Enlightenment project --
16. Time-space compression and the rise of modernism as a cultural force --
17. Time-space compression and the postmodern condition --
18. Time and space in the postmodern cinema --
Part IV: The condition of postmodernity --
19. Postmodernity as a historical condition --
20. Economics with mirrors --
21. Postmodernism as the mirror of mirrors --
22. Fordist modernism versus flexible postmodernism, or the interpenetration of opposed tendencies in capitalism as a whole --
23. The transformative and speculative logic of capital --
24. The work of art in an age of electronic reproduction and image banks --
25. Responses to time-space compression --
26. The crisis of historical materialism --
27. Cracks in the mirrors, fusions at the edges.
Responsibility: David Harvey.


In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience.  Read more...


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