The Resource Exploring the modern : patterns of western culture and civilisation, John Jervis

Exploring the modern : patterns of western culture and civilisation, John Jervis

Label
Exploring the modern : patterns of western culture and civilisation
Title
Exploring the modern
Title remainder
patterns of western culture and civilisation
Statement of responsibility
John Jervis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the most wide-ranging account yet of the cultural and social dimensions of modernity as they have developed over the past two centuries or so. Synthesizing and reinterpreting the mass of recent research on city life, consumerism, fashion, technology, surveillance and social control, popular culture and the media, and the significance of 'modernism' in culture and the arts, the author draws out the tensions in our experiences and images of 'the modern' that underlie - and frequently undermine - the rational pretensions of the modern ethos and modern self-identity. Exploring the Modern provides an essential context for evaluating current discussions of the late twentieth-century cultural crisis and debates over a possible shift into the 'postmodern'. The book is theoretically sophisticated yet written in a lively and accessible style, making it an ideal text for students and researchers across the humanities and social sciences
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 909/.0982108
  • 909/.0982108
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.J47 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Exploring the modern : patterns of western culture and civilisation, John Jervis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • mel
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Contents
Pt. I. The Modern Self. 1. The Theatrical Self: Social Drama and Personal Identity. 2. Subjects and Citizens: The Politics of Everyday Life. 3. Street People: The City as Experience, Dream and Nightmare. 4. The Consolations of Consumerism. 5. 'We Are Born Naked - Everything Else Is Drag': Clothing the Body, Fashioning the Self. 6. The Seduction of Romance: Fictions of Love, Narratives of Selfhood -- Pt. II. The Modern Age. 7. Sacred, Secular, Sublime: Modernity Performs the Death of God. 8. Machines and Skyscrapers: Technology as Experience, Hope and Fear. 9. From Enlightenment to Holocaust: Modernity and the End of Morality. 10. Modernism, Art and Culture. 11. The Image, the Spectral and the Spectacle: Technologies of the Visual. 12. Postmodern Times?
Control code
000013840049
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780631196211
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
98007114
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18604663
System control number
  • 18604663km
  • (OCoLC)38992854

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