Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism

  title={Postmodernism, or, The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism},
  author={Fredric Jameson},
Now in paperback, Fredric Jameson’s most wide-ranging work seeks to crystalize a definition of ”postmodernism”. Jameson’s inquiry looks at the postmodern across a wide landscape, from “high” art to “low” from market ideology to architecture, from painting to “punk” film, from video art to literature. 

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