1 Modernity, Modernism and Time.
2 Mapping Modernism.
3 Modernism, Mass Culture and the Market.
4 Reform! Bodies, Selves, Politics, Aesthetics.
5 The Self and the Senses.
6 The Vibrating Universe: Science, Spiritualism, Technology.
7 Modernism's Others: Race and Empire.
References and Further Reading.
-- Andrzej Gasiorek and Peter Boxall, The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory
"Typically wide-ranging and consummately synthesized, this is the most stimulating, illuminating and pacey account of modernist culture I have read. Armstrong is one of the foremost authorities in his field and his book is certain to become a critical touchstone for students and experts alike."
-- David Bradshaw, Oxford University
"Tim Amstrong’s Modernism: A Cultural History is a comprehensive and yet original introduction to the culture of modernism, a team Armstrong defines far more widely than previous writers. This book covers a wider range of non-literary topics than any other introduction to modernism, taking in mass culture, psychology, the sciences, technology, race and empire, among many others. But it also includes well-informed and persuasive discussions of a host of literary figures usually ignored in histories of the modern movement. In its sheer inclusiveness, Modernism: A Cultural History expands and alters our notion of what the term 'modernism' can mean."
-- Professor Michael North, UCLA
- The first volume in a new Polity literary studies series, ‘Themes in 20th Century Literature and Culture’.
- Combines a clear argument for those with no prior knowledge or experience of Modernism with a subtle argument that will appeal to higher level undergraduates and scholars.
- This will be the widest ranging book on the market, yet it is also compact and concise.
- Uses a thematic, cultural history approach, which is not only at the cutting edge of literary studies, but also provides much welcomed crucial background information to texts.