Journals Higher Education



29 June 2011

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780748643448

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We Have Never Been Postmodern

Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Sets out a variety of reasons why we should move away from seeing the recent era as 'postmodern' and our culture as 'postmodernist' through a series of analyses of contemporary culture.
  • Highlights key theorists, such as Paul Virilio and Jean Baudrillard, who, despite the pitfalls of their work, chart a new route map out of the trajectories of the catastrophic.
  • Envisages a new object of knowledge for the contemporary world - mobile accelerated nonpostmodern culture (MANC).
  • Provides some of the building blocks and conceptual resources for a 'claustropolitan sociology' of the global future in order to better understand the catastrophic present, where claustropolis is rapidly replacing cosmopolis."