What is 'deconstruction'? What authors are considered 'postmodern novelists'? "The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism" combines a series of fourteen in-depth background chapters with a body of A-Z entries to create an authoritative, yet readable guide to the complex world of postmodernism. Following full-length articles on postmodernism and philosophy, politics, feminism, lifestyles, television, and other postmodern essentials, readers will find a wide range of alphabetically-organized entries on the people, terms and theories connected with postmodernism, including: Peter Ackroyd; Jean Baudrillard; Chaos Theory; Death of the Author; Desire; Fractals; Michel Foucault; Frankfurt School; Generation X; Minimalism; Poststructuralism; Retro; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; and Trans-avant-garde. Students interested in any aspect of postmodernist thought will find this an indispensable resource.
The fifth edition of John Storey's successful Cultural Theory and Popular Culture Reader is an essential companion volume to Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction, now in its eighth edition. The reader offers students the opportunity to experience first-hand the theorists and critics discussed in Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction through crucial articles and essays spanning over a hundred years of cultural theory. It can be used both in conjunction with and independently of the textbook. Taken as a whole, this book provides a theoretical, analytical and historical introduction to the study of popular culture and provides key primary coverage of fundamental issues in cultural studies. This edition includes: - a new section on Class, as well as additional readings on Sexuality and Gender. - fully revised general and section introductions from the editor, contextualising and linking the readings with key issues from the textbook - fully updated bibliography The new edition is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of cultural studies, media studies, communication studies, the sociology of culture, popular culture and other related subjects.