By Peter V. Zima
Modern/Postmodern: Society, Philosophy, Literature bargains new definitions of modernism and postmodernism by way of offering an unique theoretical approach of concept that explains the diversities among those key pursuits. Taking a contrastive method, Peter V. Zima identifies 3 key techniques within the courting among modernism and postmodernism - ambiguity, ambivalence and indifference. Zima defines modernism and postmodernism as problematics, in preference to aesthetics, stylistics or ideologies. not like modernism, that is grounded in an expanding ambivalence in the direction of social norms and values, postmodernity is gifted as an period of indifference, i.e. of interchangeable norms, values and views. Taking an historic, interdisciplinary and intercultural method that engages with Anglo-American and eu debates, the ebook describes the transition from past due modernist ambivalence to postmodern indifference within the contexts of philosophy, literature and sociology. this can be the proper consultant to the connection among modernism and postmodernism for college kids and students in the course of the humanities.