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3.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 53.64 out of 5 3.64 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Appignanesi Narrator: William Roberts Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN:
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What on earth is postmodernism? Here, at last, is the perfect audio guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept that has been used to describe our cultural condition of the late-20th and early-21st centuries.

Postmodernism claims that modernity, which grew from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution and Marxism, has collapsed. We now live in an endlessly contemporary culture, a virtual world of hyperreality containing such strange phenomena as post-Holocaust amnesia, Disneyland, cyberspace, and Fukuyama's proclaimed end of history.

Richard Appignanesi, author of the best-selling book Introducing Postmodernism, takes the listener on a roller-coaster ride through the key areas of postmodern debate and explains the essentials of structuralism, semiotics, and deconstruction as developed by Foucault, Levi-Strauss, Barthes, Derrida, Lacan, Lyotard, and others. It is a crucial guide for anyone wanting to understand the hall of mirrors that is postmodernism. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric | 1/8/2014

    " Ah. Comic Books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raisu | 12/30/2013

    " It's somewhat embarrassing, but it seems that I've gone and got hooked on this series. It's great for people like me who combine a thirst for knowledge with a attention span of a mosquito. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lysergius | 12/24/2013

    " Left out more than it covered "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zigforas | 12/24/2013

    " Helpful, and I had a good time with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Damon | 12/23/2013

    " Reading the history(beginning of book) of Post Modernism, surely info I'll forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 12/21/2013

    " Read it at least once a year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/14/2013

    " A decent overview of postmodern philosophy, but it focuses primarily on art and architecture. Also, the style is really strange and messy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 12/5/2013

    " All of these "Introducing" books are wonderful. A genius and well-produced idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2013

    " this book actually helped me to understand postmodernism -- no easy task. i referred to it constantly while writing a paper in law school. i'd recommend this whole series on philosophy for a quick an understandable explanation of stuff that generally makes your head hurt. there are pictures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aurochz | 10/30/2013

    " Good intro to the subject. Though I wish there could be one just to post modernist philosophy rather than the term as a whole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 9/7/2013

    " basics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilze | 9/19/2012

    " Now here's a fun way to learn: you simply move from one pic to the next as if it's a comic strip. Except that it's fairly serious stuff, but stimulates you to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neil Howe | 4/6/2012

    " Gets a little dated towards the end but good stuff in there if you were ever confused by the topic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Sharpe | 11/2/2011

    " The introducing books are usually very good value for reading about ideas. This one is a good introduction to the complex web of postmodern ideas but should be used as a springboard to other material on the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lysergius | 10/9/2011

    " An interesting introduction to a greatly misunderstood cultural label. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 10/6/2011

    " very good if you can buy it cheap. less than an hours worth of reading, nice introduction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mohamed | 1/11/2011

    " everyone loves a book with pictures in it well i surely do its like a manga with a twist i read it all at once once i started i couldn't stop "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 9/27/2010

    " The introducing books are usually very good value for reading about ideas. This one is a good introduction to the complex web of postmodern ideas but should be used as a springboard to other material on the subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raisu | 3/27/2010

    " It's somewhat embarrassing, but it seems that I've gone and got hooked on this series. It's great for people like me who combine a thirst for knowledge with a attention span of a mosquito. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Neonsolid | 12/1/2009

    " Good intro to the subject. Though I wish there could be one just to post modernist philosophy rather than the term as a whole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph | 12/4/2008

    " Read it at least once a year. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ilze | 5/17/2008

    " Now here's a fun way to learn: you simply move from one pic to the next as if it's a comic strip. Except that it's fairly serious stuff, but stimulates you to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/18/2008

    " this book actually helped me to understand postmodernism -- no easy task. i referred to it constantly while writing a paper in law school. i'd recommend this whole series on philosophy for a quick an understandable explanation of stuff that generally makes your head hurt. there are pictures! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zigforas | 1/9/2008

    " Helpful, and I had a good time with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/29/2007

    " A decent overview of postmodern philosophy, but it focuses primarily on art and architecture. Also, the style is really strange and messy. "

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