The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry Into the Origins of Cultural Change

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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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Pretty clear introduction to postmodern theory, so I suppose this is a good place to start if you're interested in postmodernism. However, it didn't kindle much interest in me for this topic. I'm still not sure where the appeal of postmodern thought lies. Read full review

The condition of postmodernity: an enquiry into the origins of cultural change

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Harvey presents an illuminating and powerful critique of postmodernism, arguing that it represents the cultural manifestation of late capitalism and specifically that it emerges from a transformation ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
12
Section 2
16
Section 3
60
Section 4
62

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About the author (1989)

David Harvey received a Bachelor's degree and Ph.D. in geography from Cambridge University. After graduating in 1961, he joined the geography department at Bristol University as a lecturer. In the following years, he held teaching positions at Johns Hopkins and Oxford universities. He has written numerous books including Justice Nature and the Geography of Differences, The Urban Experience, The Condition of Postmodernity, and An Enquiry into the Origins of Cultural Change. He has received many honors, among them the Outstanding Contributor Award of the Association of American Geographers, the Anders Retzuis Gold Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography, and the Vautrin Lud International Geography Prize.

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