By Rita Felski
Contemporary idea is filled with references to the fashionable and the postmodern. How worthwhile are those phrases? What precisely do they suggest? and the way is our experience of those phrases altering less than the strain of feminist analysis?
In Doing Time, Rita Felski argues that it makes little experience to think about the trendy and postmodern as opposing or antithetical phrases. fairly, we want a ancient standpoint that's attuned to cultural and political alterations in the related time in addition to the leaky limitations among varied times.
Neither the fashionable nor the postmodern are unified, coherent, or self-evident realities. Drawing on cultural reports and important conception, Felski examines various topics significant to debates approximately postmodern tradition, together with altering meanings of sophistication, the tip of historical past, the prestige of artwork and aesthetics, postmodernism as "the finish of sex," and the politics of pop culture. putting ladies on the heart of study, she indicates, has a profound influence at the method we factor approximately old classes. accordingly, feminist thought helps to reshape our imaginative and prescient of either the trendy and the postmodern.
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Doing Time: Feminist Theory and Postmodern Culture (Cultural Front) by Rita Felski