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We Have Never Been PostmodernTheory at the Speed of Light$
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Steve Redhead

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748643448

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.001.0001

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Post-Future

Post-Future

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(p.145) CHAPTER 10 Post-Future
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We Have Never Been Postmodern
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Steve Redhead

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0010

This chapter notes that from the 1990s, the world experienced more than a decade of globalisation, modernisation and mobility but in the wake of economic, political and environmental crises such processes seem to be on the verge of being reversed and deglobalisation, immobility and demodernisation have become obvious trends. For these new times, with all the fast changing new media technologies that underpin them, this book has offered an outline of a project of a ‘bunker anthropology’ and ‘claustropolitan sociology’ for claustropolitan times, and a slogan — we have never been postmodern. This chapter claims that we there never was an era of postmodernity or the postmodern in the first place, but that the era of debates about the postmodern is well and truly over.

Keywords:   futurism, post war, claustropolitan sociology, postmodern, globalisation, modernisation

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