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Title:
Fredric Jameson : Marxism, hermeneutics, postmodernism
Author:
Homer, Sean.
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [1998]

©1998
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x, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780415920308

9780415920315
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Summary

Summary

Fredric Jameson has been described as "probably the most important cultural critic writing in English today" and he is widely acknowledged as the foremost proponent for the tradition of critical theory known as Western Marxism.Yet his work has not been given the systematic review like other contemporary thinkers like Fooucault and Derrida.
Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism is a thoroughly up-to-date, detailed review and analysis of the work of this influential intellectual. Covering Jameson's work and thought from his early projects of form and history to his more recent engagements with postmodernism and cultural politics, this synthesis offers a balanced assessment of his ideas, their development and their continuing influence.


Author Notes

Sean Homer is Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies at University of Sheffield.


Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
Sartre: From Situation to History
Part I The Dialectics of Form:
The Logic of Form
The Logic of Content
Metacommentary.
Part II History: The Political Unconscious:
Marxism and Historicism
History as Political Unconscious
History as Narrative
History as Whose Narrative?
Part III The Politics of Desire:
Ideologies of Pleasure
Ideologies of Desire
The Production of Desire
Versions of a Libidinal Apparatus
The Dialectic of Ideology and Utopia
Part IV Postmodernism and Late Capitalism:
The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
The Periodization of Late Capitalism
Video Art and Postmodern Textuality
Realism -
Modernism -
Postmodernism
The Dialectic of Modernism and Postmodernism
Part V The Spatial Logic of Late Capitalism:
The Reassertion of Space in Social Theory
The Phenomenology of Postmodernism
The Social Production of Space
The Semiotics of Space
The Spatio-Temporal Dialectic of Modernity and Postmodernity
Part VI Marxism, Totality and the Politics of Difference:
The Postmodern Critique of Totality
Marxism and Totality
Mediation and Reification
The Third World: Identity and Difference
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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