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Modernity

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 256
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Transitions

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15 August 2007

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This exciting volume in the Transitions series explores both history and contemporary ideas, pushing forward the boundaries of what we understand by 'modernity'. This book is distinguished from its competitors by its clear...

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This exciting volume in the Transitions series explores both history and contemporary ideas, pushing forward the boundaries of what we understand by 'modernity'. This book is distinguished from its competitors by its clear focus on close readings of commonly-studied texts and a strict policy on writing for an undergraduate readership.

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Provides an approachable summary of the history and key ideas surrounding the notion of modernity
Offers close readings of widelystudied texts

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: HISTORIES
Modernity and Enlightenment
Modernity and Decadence
Modernity and Modernism
Modernity Now
PART II: STRUCTURES OF CONTEMPORARY MODERNITY
Post
'Differend'
Hauntology
Global Language
Development
Hong Kong
Architecture
Dirt
Power
Hatred
Marxism
Children
Animal
Museums
Age
Commodity
War
Repetition
Maps
Perversion
PART III: TEXTS
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
T. S. Eliot, The Waste Land
William Gibson, Neuromancer
M. John Harrison, Light
Conclusion
Annotated Bibliography
Bibliography
Index.

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DAVID PUNTER is Professor of English and Research Dean, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published extensively on Gothic and Romantic literature, contemporary writing and culture, and on literary theory, psychoanalysis and the postcolonial.

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DAVID PUNTER is Professor of English and Research Dean, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Bristol, UK. He has published extensively on Gothic and Romantic literature, contemporary writing and culture, and on literary theory, psychoanalysis and the postcolonial.

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