Book: Max Silverman 5 May 1999

Facing Postmodernity

Contemporary French Thought on Culture and Society

Facing Postmodernity explains French cultural theory by grounding it in the politics of the issues that France is facing today.

Discussed are issues such as:

  • the breaking of the city
  • racism
  • the crisis of culture
  • new citizenship

The book examines some of the major responses to postmodernity by contemporary French thinkers, both the very well known -Lyotard, Levinas, Derrida - and those who will be less familiar to a non-French audience. In doing so, it addresses the questions central to the postmodern debate whatever country it takes place in; questions of history, of representation, identity and community.


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