Postmodernism as Social Theory: Some Challenges and Problems

  title={Postmodernism as Social Theory: Some Challenges and Problems},
  author={Douglas Kellner},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  pages={239 - 269}
  • D. Kellner
  • Published 1 June 1988
  • Art
  • Theory, Culture & Society
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