The Postmodernism Reader: Foundational Texts, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Postmodernism Reader

Foundational Texts, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Drolet


352 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780415160841
pub: 2003-11-27
SAVE ~$7.19
Hardback: 9780415160834
pub: 2003-11-27
SAVE ~$24.00

FREE Standard Shipping!


The Postmodernism Reader traces the origins, development and the politics of postmodernism through the key writings of postmodernist thinkers. This collection of foundational essays restores the poignancy that has been lost – or even emphatically rejected – in the debate about postmodernism by focusing on central formative texts and the predominant thinkers we have come to associate with postmodernist theory.

Michael Drolet's authoritative introductory essay and his careful selection of texts provide a solid basis for the study of postmodernism by uncovering the philosophical origins of present theories and focusing on their major aspects; guiding the reader through the maze of knowledge that we call postmodernism.

Arranged into three parts, the essays cover the origins of the term postmodernism, its evolution and its political ramifications. Included are writings by Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Baudrillard, Lyotard, Bauman, Jameson, Berman and Irigaray.

Table of Contents

1. The Crisis of Modernity and the Birth of the Concept of Postmodernism 2. The Postmodern Condition: A Concept in Emergence 3. Difference, Aesthetics, Politics and History: Postmodern Reflections

About the Series

Routledge Readers in History

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Historiography