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Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism

Fredric Jameson: Marxism, Hermeneutics, Postmodernism

Sean Homer

ISBN: 978-0-745-66723-2

Apr 2013, Polity

228 pages

$21.99

Description

This is the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory.
Abbreviations.

Introduction.

Sartre: From Situation to History.

Part I: The Dialectics of Form: .

The Logic of Form.

The Logic of Content.

Metacommentary. .

Part II: History: The Political Unconscious: .

Marxism and Historicism.

History as Political Unconscious.

History as Narrative.

History as Whose Narrative?.

Part III: The Politics of Desire: .

Ideologies of Pleasure.

Ideologies of Desire.

The Production of Desire.

Versions of a Libidinal Apparatus.

The Dialectic of Ideology and Utopia.

Part IV: Postmodernism and Late Capitalism: .

The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.

The Periodization of Late Capitalism.

Video Art and Postmodern Textuality.

Realism - Modernism - Postmodernism.

The Dialectic of Modernism and Postmodernism.

Part V: The Spatial Logic of Late Capitalism: .

The Reassertion of Space in Social Theory.

The Phenomenology of Postmodernism.

The Social Production of Space.

The Semiotics of Space.

The Spatio-Temporal Dialectic of Modernity and Postmodernity.

Part VI: Marxism, Totality and the Politics of Difference: .

The Postmodern Critique of Totality.

Marxism and Totality.

Mediation and Reification.

The Third World: Identity and Difference.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

"The text is extremely well researched, written and organized, covering the entirety of Jameson's corpus. The study is also very lively and polemical, bringing in a wide range of critical literature to bear on Jameson's thought. There is no such comparable book on the market which provides such a comprehensive and engaging study." Douglas Kellner, University of Texas at Austin


"A lucid and accessible guide to Jameson's work." Radical Philosophy

* This is the first full-length study of the work of Fredric Jameson.
* The book is wide ranging and comprehensive, offering a sustained discussion and analysis of all of Jameson's major writings.
* Jameson is one of the most important and provocative cultural critics writing today.