In The Idea of the Postmodern, Hans Bertens clears up the confusion Hans Bertens is Professor and Director of American Studies at the. Everything you ever wanted to know about postmodernism but were too confused to ask is contained in this book. Hans Bertens’ Postmodernism is the first. Hans Bertens, The Idea of the Postmodern: A History. London/New York: Routledge, ix + pp. ISBN (hbk) $ Bertens’s difficult task.

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In my humble opinion. That is my warning about postmodernism as a perspective for social change.

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Olivar Luu marked it as to-read Aug 09, Want to Read saving…. This is highlighted in the chapter on postmodernism and politics where Bertens observes that the breakdown of the idea of representation allows a more diverse and open approach to shape nearly anything, but the destruction of legitimation undermines the entire idea of a cohesive macro-politic p.

David rated it it was ok Jun 07, A History is extremely useful in terms of understanding the various permutations and ramifications of the postmodernist movement s. Oakley – – The Classical Review 47 I think postmodernism has value because, unless extrapolated to its most extreme positions, it works against the complacency of the empirical-theoretical world as well as that of the mystical-spiritual world.

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