1st Edition

The Postmodern Adventure
Science Technology and Cultural Studies at the Third Millennium




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ISBN 9780415239622
Published August 2, 2001 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

This compelling book explores the challenges to theory, politics, and human identity that we face on the threshold of the third millennium. It follows on the successor of Best and Kellner's two previous books, Postmodern Theory, acclaimed as the best critical introduction to the field - and The Postmodern Turn, which provides a powerful mapping of postmodern developments developments in the arts, politics, science, and theory. In The Postmodern Adventure, Best and Kellner analyze a broad array of literary, cultural, and political phenomena from fiction, film, science, and the Internet, to globalization and the rise of a transnational image culture.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION, Between the Modern and the Postmodern, 1 Thomas Pynchon and the Advent of Postmodernity, 2 Modern/Postmodern Wars: Vietnam, Iraq, and Beyond, 3 Postmodern Turns in Science, 4 Technological Revolution and Human Evolution, 5 Globalization and the Restructuring of Capital, EPILOGUE, Challenges for the Third Millennium, Bibliography, Index, About the Authors

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Biography

Steven Best is Assoeiate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. The author of The Polities cif Historical Vision, he is eoauthor (with Douglas Kellner) of Postmodern Theory and The Postmodern Turn.,

Douglas Kellner is George Kneller Chair in the Philosophy of Edueation at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is coauthor of Postmodern Theory and The Postmodern Turn, and author of several other books on social theory, polities, history, and culture.

Reviews

'For the past decade, Kellner and Best have been our guides to postmodernity. Now they turn their attention to the new century; its challenges and prospects for radical democracy. Their combination of clear prose, insightful analysis, and theoretical mastery is as imposing as it is welcome. Bravo!' - Toby Miller, New York University, USA

'This is an exceptional and absolutely essential book for anyone concerned with the interface of science, technology, the new electronic media, and the promise of cultural studies. It is a 'must read' for teachers, students and others seeking to critically engage the complexity of a world that demands a new vocabulary, cultural pedagogy, and politics.' - Henry Giroux, Penn State University, USA