Reconstructing Postmodernism: Critical Debates

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Nova Publishers, 2007 - 200 páginas
There has been an array of literature on the notion of 'postmodernism' in social science literature in recent years. This exciting book focuses on three broad continuities: one, debunking the central theoretical tenets of postmodernism with reference to identity, methodology, governance and modernist theory; two, the book engages with current social issues and events in popular culture: for example, film; professional power, masculinity and terrorism; three, the book also rethinks postmodernism in light of under-researched variables of analysis of time and ageing, the 'body', 'biology' and 'choice'.
 

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Índice

SelfIdentity and Personhood in Social Analysis The Inadequacies of Postmodernism and Social Constructionism
xiii
Cognitive Relativism Between Positivistic and Relativistic Thinking in the Social Sciences
11
An Excursus in Postpostmodern Social Science
25
Postmodern Social Theory and Sociology On Symbolic Exchange with a Dead Theory
37
Postmodernism and the Constitution of the Social
55
The Postmodern Terrorist Risk Plus ÇA Change Plus Cest la Mẽme Chose
57
The Perils of Uncertainty Reflections on Theoretical Practice and Graduate Education
73
Masculinity as a Reproduction of Traditionalism Feminist Reaction and Egalitarianism
85
Film Postmodernism and the Sociological Imagination Exploring the Power of Local Stories in Southern Korea and Northern England
99
RETHINKING THE BOUNDARIES AND POSSIBILITIES OF POSTMODERNISM
119
Temporality and Old Age A Postmodern Critique
121
Understanding Aging Bodies A Postmodern Dialogue on BioMedicine Body and Cultural Representations of Identity
137
After Postmodernism Towards an Evolutionary Sociology
149
Disinterring postmodernism or a Critique on the Political Economy of Consumer Choice
163
Index
183
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Sobre el autor (2007)

Jason L. Powell (Associate Dean of Faculty, Coventry University, UK) and Sheying Chen (Pace University, New York, NY, USA)

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