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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
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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
(OCoLC)776043930
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.

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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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