Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson's most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of postmodernism. Jameson's inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from high art to low from market ideology to architecture, from painting to punk film, from video art to literature.
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Fredric Jameson, internationally recognized as a literary theorist and as America's most notable Marxist intellectual, has established a leading place in discussions of postmodernism. Jameson brings to the subject an immense range of reference both to artworks and to theoretical discussions; a strong hypothesis linking cultural changes to changes in the place of culture within the whole structure of life produced by a new phase of economic history (multinational capitalism); and a severely scholarly wish to analyze and understand, rather than praise or blame, the object of his study.--Jonathan Arac