Highly readable and elegantly composed, Postmodernism Is Not What You Think gently demolishes the most malicious misconceptions of the subject by explaining why the postmodern is so emotionally and politically disturbing.
About the Author
Charles Lemert is Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University. He writes extensively in the areas of social theory, both classic and contemporary, cultural studies, and French social thought. Professor Lemert is series editor for the Twentieth-Century Social Theory series published by Blackwell and is co-editor of The Goffman Reader (Blackwell 1997).
Table of Contents
Series Editor's Preface.
Part I Disturbances.
1. Beasts, Frogs, Freaks and Other Postmodern Things.
2. Postmodernism Is Not What You Think.
3. An Impossible Glossary. Beginnings.
Part II Beginnings.
4. The Political Reality of the Linguistic Turn.
5. Letters From Brazil: Structuralism's Zero Signifier.
6. The Uses of French Structuralisms in Sociology. Prospects.
Part III Prospects.
7. Identities After the Imperium.
8. Representations of the Sociologist: Getting Over Science Crisis.
9. The New Sociologies in the Social Unconscious.