After postmodernism: reconstructing ideology critique by Herbert W. Simons, Michael Billig

By Herbert W. Simons, Michael Billig

This interdisciplinary e-book addresses the foremost questions posed via the postmodernist problem: Is it attainable to mirror and criticize in an age while each declare to fact is positioned lower than suspicion? Are social critics infected by means of an analogous ideological distortions they establish in society? The textual content reports varied responses to such dilemmas and therefore examines how you can reconstruct social concept and critique following the postmodern assault at the conventional foundations of information. no matter if political critique and praxis, feminist matters, ideology or educating practices, the contributions are united via the necessity to floor a brand new theoretical and political place within the absence of the foundational certainties as soon as seasoned

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Patti Lather is Associate Professor, Educational Policy and Leadership, at Ohio State University where she teaches qualitative research in education and feminist pedagogy. Her work includes Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern and Within/Against: Feminist Research in Education. Her most recent article is 'Fertile Obsession: Validity after Poststructuralism' (Sociology Quarterly, 34(4), 1993) and her current work is researching the lives of women with HIV/AIDS. Herbert W.

Or Ideology Critique in Disney World Michael Billig 150 8 The New Politics of the Workplace: Ideology and Other Unobtrusive Controls Stanley Deetz 172 9 For the Nation! How Street Gangs Problematize Patriotism Dwight Conquergood 200 Page vi 10 'Socialism of the Mind': The New Age of Post-Marxism Dana L. Cloud 222 Index 253 Page vii To our families Page viii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book was born of a conference on 'Ideology Critique and Beyond', Temple University's Twelfth, Annual Conference on Discourse Analysis, sponsored by the Department of Rhetoric and Communication.

The term 'postmodernism' was first used in the 1960s by literary critics such as Leslie Fiedler and Ihab Hassan, who noted the entropy of the modernist movement and tried to characterize what was coming next. During the early and mid-1970s the term gained a much wider currency, encompassing first architecture, then dance, theatre, painting, film and music, and then contemporary culture and society as a whole. While the postmodern break with modernism was fairly visible in architecture and the visual arts, the notion of a postmodern rupture in literature has been much harder to ascertain.

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