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Written with the clarity and insight that readers have come to expect of Mike Featherstone Undoing Culture is a notable contribution to our understanding of modernism and postmodernism. It explores the formation and deformation of the cultural sphere and the effects on culture of globalization. Against many orthodox postmodernist accounts,the author argues that it is wrong to regard our present state of fragmentation and dislocation as an epochal break. Existing interdependencies and power balances are not so easily broken down. Nonetheless some important cultural changes have occurred since World War II. In particular, the book examines some of the processes which have uncoupled culture from the social; the e

Globalizing the Postmodern
Globalizing the postmodern

In the Enlightenment vision which developed within Western modernity the assumption was that the structures of the natural and social worlds could be discovered by reason and science. This would yield technologically useful knowledge with which to tame nature, but it would also lead to a parallel social ...

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