Description : In Critical Entanglements: Postmodern Theory and Biblical Studies, Andrew P. Wilson tracks the various strands of postmodernism threaded through the discipline, drawing on a range of evocative biblical readings as well as key examples from the art world.
Description : A four volume collection of reprinted articles and book excerpts covering the critical discussion of postmodernism interdisciplinary as well as in the humanities and social sciences. Vol. 1., "Foundational Essays", centers on the classic themes of knowledge formation language, society and subjectivity. The contributors are among others: Georges Bataille, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Ferdinand de Saussure, Julia Kristeva and Maurice Merlau-Ponty. Vol. 2., "Critical Texts" contains texts by Walter Benjamin, Jonathan Culler, Rodolphe Gasché, Jürgen Habermas, Ihab Hassan, Frederic Jameson, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Rorty and others. Vol. 3., "Disciplinary Texts: Humanities and Social Sciences", is divided into the following subsections:"Geography", "History", "Literature", "Philosophy", "Theology", "Culture Studies", "Sociology" and "Women's Studies". It contains contributions by J.B. Harley, Trevor J. Barnes, Hayden White, Stanley Vogel, Michael W. Messmer, Michel Foucault, Gianni Vattimo, Charles E. Winquist, Seyla Benhabib, Hans Bertens, Barry Smart, Diane Elam, Rachel Bowlby and others. Vol. 4., "Legal Studies, Psychoanalytical Studies, Visual Arts and Architecture" is divided into corresponding subsections. The contributros are among others: Jerry D. Leonard, Victor Taylor, Shoshana Felman, Paul Ricoeur, Elisabeth Grosz, Ralph Cohen, Robert Dunn, Andrew Benjamin, Peter Eisenman and Stephen H. Watson
Description : This unique handbook presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the field of organization studies. Drawing on the talents of an outstanding team of international contributors, the editors have assembled, assessed and synthesized the key strands in past and current theory. The text moves from the general to the specific, from the past to the present and from the present to the future. Addressing the established traditions, as well as newer foci of inquiry, it examines the questions that the fin de si[gr]ecle poses for organizations, and for ourselves as organization members and researchers. Central to the enterprise has been a concern to reflect and honour the manifest diversity of the field - includin
Description : This thought-provoking critique of postmodern theory provides an overview of issues as they relate to management and organization theory and its history, and assembles a variety of important works on postmodern philosophy - including feminist and cultural postmodern philosophies. Addressing the future of the postmodern influence on management and organization theory and method, the book also establishes an agenda for future research.
Description : Studies of texts from the late middle ages to the contemporary moment, together they indicate, broadly, directions both in postmodern studies and studies in medievalism.
Description : The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama offers a fresh and innovative reading of the contemporary experimental American theater scene and navigates through the contested and contentious relationship between postmodernism and contemporary drama. This book addresses gender and class as well as racial issues in the context of a theoretical discussion of dramatic texts, textuality, and performance. The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama is written for anyone interested in contemporary American drama and theater as well as in postmodernism and contemporary literary theory. It appeals even more broadly to a readership intrigued by the ubiquitous aspects of popular culture, by feminism and ethnicity and by issues pertaining to the so-called society of spectacle and the study of contemporary media.
Description : Chris Barker's best-selling Cultural Studies has established itself as the leading undergraduate introduction to Cultural Studies. It takes the student through all they need to know: the theoretical foundations and developments of Cultural Studies and the questions that occupy the field today, from the multiple meanings of 'culture' itself to ideology, language, subjectivity, sex, space, race, media, the urban, youth and resistance. With its concise, accessible definitions, stimulating activities, checked 'key points', chapter summaries, and an expanded glossary, it is an indispensable tool for students and lecturers alike. This third edition is fully updated with: • a new chapter on electronic media and 'digital culture'; • major additions of material on the creative industries, culture jamming, new feminism and 'raunch culture' and globalization; • all-new photographs presented with pedagogic activities; • biographical snapshots of key figures in cultural studies. This book is now even more the best-value one-stop shop for Cultural Studies. Chris Barker is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wollongong, and author of The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies.