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We Have Never Been Postmodern
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We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Steve Redhead

Abstract

Is it possible that various disciplines, theorists and cultural commentators have been hurtling down a blind alley in the last thirty years, searching for the holy grail of the postmodern? What if, after all, we have never have been postmodern? Or what if we are, instead, now living ‘after postmodernity’? As global culture rushes off the cliff of catastrophe with its neo-liberal, neo-conservative ideologies mangled in the process, this book provides theory at the speed of light designed to capture the fast flickering images of the real, gone before you can blink in today's accelerated culture. ... More

Keywords: postmodern, postmodernity, culture, postmodernist, Paul Virilio, Jean Baudrillard, MANC, claustropolitan sociology, global future, catastrophic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643448
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Redhead, author