Postmodernism, Or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

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Duke University Press, 1991 - Art - 438 pages
Proceedings of a symposium, held as a satellite meeting of the Second World Congress of Neuroscience, at the University of Bremen in August 1987. An overview of lesion-induced neural plasticity in such areas as the spinal cord; vertibular, oculomotor, visual, and olfactory systems; the cerebellum; and the cerebral cortex. Many diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Some implications for the general understanding of neural plasticity are discussed. The title essay was published in 1984 in New Left Review, and a number of the other essays presented here also appeared in previous publications, sometimes in an earlier form. Jameson (comparative literature, Duke. ) evaluates the concept of postmodernism and surveys developments in a wide range of fields--market ideology, architecture, painting, installment art, film, video art, literature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

The Cu1tura1 Logic of Late Capitalism
1
Theories of the Postmodern
55
Surrea1ism Without the Unconscious
67
Spatia1 Equiva1ents in the World System
97
Reading and the Division of Labor
131
Utopianism After the End of Utopia
154
Immanence and Nomina1ism in Postmodern Theoretical Discourse
181
Postmodernism and the Market
260
Nostalgia for the Present
279
Secondary Elaborations
297
Notes
419
Index
431
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Fredric Jameson is Professor and Chair of the Literature Program at Duke University. He is the coeditor, with Masao Miyoshi, of The Cultures of Globalization, also published by Duke University Press.

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