The Postmodernist Turn

The Postmodernist Turn

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During the 1970s, the United States became the world's preeminent postindustrial society. The new conditions changed the way Americans lived and worked and even their perceptions of reality. In this reassesment of a little studied decade, J. David Hoeveler, Jr., finds that the sense of detachment and dislocation that characterizes the postindustrial society serves as a paradigm for American thought and culture in the 1970s. The book examines major developments in literary theory, philosophy, architecture, and painting as expressions of a 1970's consciousness.... to experiment in morals, manners, and dress . . . the flaunting of pornography, the growing and open use of drugs. ... in a devastatingly satirical essay in 1975, graphically illustrated this strange alliance of middle-class America and itsanbsp;...

Title:The Postmodernist Turn
Author: J. David Hoeveler Jr, J. David Hoeveler
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2004-01-01

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