May 29-June 8, 2001
Presentations by Richard E. Palmer
Postmodern Reading Suggestions
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|A philosophically well grounded introduction to postmodernism.||An excellent scholarly introduction to postmodern thinking, with emphasis on its relevance social theory.|
|Grenz, Stanley J.
A Primer on Postmodernism.
Best, Steven, and Douglas Kellner.
|A professor of art goes into the history of artistic postmodernism.||This book poses questions of politics and ethics in philosophically well-grounded ways that were not possible in late modern thought.|
Smith, Gregory B.
Nietzsche Heidegger and the Transition to Postmodernity.
|By a Canadian sociologist well grounded in philosophy here offers an insightful analysis postmodernity.||This 1992 reader has selections by Giddens, Alan Wilde, Kant, Nietzsche, Foucault, Lyotard, Jameson, Habermas, Rorty, Baudrillard--a good collection!|
Postmodernity (second edition).
Postmodernism: A Reader.
|Anderson, a history professor indebted to Jameson emphasizes the artists in the development of the postmodern.||America's leading Marxist critic offers an encyclopedic survey of theory, architecture, film, video, and economics. Magisterial.|
The Origins of Postmodernism.
|Jameson, Fredric. Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.|
|Rosenau shows how postmodern thinking radiates across academic fields from psychology to political science to anthropology to sociology--a solid challenge!||A powerful and compelling book on education and educational reform. "Should be read by all those interested in human survival," says David Purpel.|
Postmodernism and the Social Sciences.
|O'Sullivan, Edmund. Transformative Learning.|
|Calls for a reconstruction of nursing in the 21st century based on the principles of Nightingale. Directed to nurses.||This book shows nurses how to approach research using postmodern and poststructuralist approaches.|
Watson, Jean et
Postmodern Nursing and beyond.
Postmodern and Poststructural Approaches to Nursing Research.
|This respected Cambridge professor offers a scholarly exploration of Europe's encounters with the New World from Renaissance to Romanticism. Rich in the history of ideas.||Pagden here extends his earlier explorations by focusing on Spain, Britain, and France in the colonizing period. A valuable scholarly study.|
European Encounters with the New World.
Lords of All the World.
|This 1979 classic of postmodern theory puts forward the concept of two great modern metanarratives that have broken down. Basic to the study of postmodernism.||This collection contains some fifteen essays from 1970-1991. A valuable scholarly volume with index, bibliography, introduction. Well translated.|
The Postmodern Condition
Toward the Postmodern
|Lyotard here offers a collection of fifteen moral tales on and against aestheticization, asking how to live and why. He raises issues of ethics, justice, and aesthetics.||This book explores the mechanistic, fragmented, and rigidly top-down styles of management in modernity, suggesting essential that one treat worker as partners rather than servants.|
|Environmental ethics, when it confronts the excesses and arrogance of modernity becomes postmodern. An outstanding philosophical exploration.||The respected literary critic and author of *Beginnings* explores the unconscious condescension of earlier scholars studying the Orient.|
Environmental Ethics Today.
|The delightful book by a professor of religious studies is deep and illuminating, shedding light on by Eastern and Western traditions.||This lively and engaging "comic book" pictures and describes Hassan, Lyotard, Jameson, Baudrillard, postmodern art, poststructuralism, and "postmodern artifacts" in film and video. Fun!|
Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy.
Postmodernism for Beginners.
|The author of the 800-page synthesis of diverse fields of knowledge in *Sex, Ecology, and Spirituality* here puts everything together. One of the most powerful minds of our generation||Foucault, a central figure in French postmodernism, discusses and explains, in a series of illuminating interviews, key themes in his writings. Truth is invisibly and ubiquitously shaped by power.|
A Theory of Everything.
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings.
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