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The Resource Crossing the postmodern divide, Albert Borgmann

Crossing the postmodern divide, Albert Borgmann

Label
Crossing the postmodern divide
Title
Crossing the postmodern divide
Statement of responsibility
Albert Borgmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Crossing the Postmodern Divide is a guide for all those perplexed by what it means to live at the edge of an era. Albert Borgmann writes for everyone seeking to understand the sprawling critique of modernity that informs virtually every aspect of life at the end of the twentieth century, from philosophy, social theory, and the arts to everyday worlds of work and family and community. In this eloquent guide to the meanings of the postmodern era, Borgmann charts the options before us as we seek alternatives to the joyless and artificial culture of consumption. With exceptional clarity, Borgmann connects the fundamental ideas driving his understanding of society's ills to every sphere of contemporary social life. We have lost faith in the modern project. Our society is disenchanted with a world in which science and technology have become tools for destruction; where rampant individualism is a mask for privilege and greed; and where the institutions of public life are emptied of meaning and purpose. In offering alternatives to modernity's exhausted traditions, alternatives already emerging in everyday life, Borgmann moves this critique to its next stage. Whether in the increasingly flexible organization of work, the enabling technologies of the personal computer, or the return to small-scale communities more in harmony with the demands of nature, he finds us beginning to reorder our social worlds. Crossing the Postmodern Divide also offers a powerfully articulated vision of what a postmodern culture has in store. This new era, at its best, would enable participation, acknowledge limits, and restore to human life the importance of the local, the sacred, and the communal. The critique of modernism Borgmann portrays goes beyond the empty language of postmodern discourse. It speaks to real dissatisfactions with the quality of our world and strives to provide us with a helpful view of the postmodern divide and what lies beyond it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borgmann, Albert
Dewey number
973.92
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.B666 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology and civilization
  • Science and civilization
  • United States
  • Tecnología y civilización
  • Ciencia y civilización
  • Modernismo
  • Postmodernismo
  • Postmodernisme
  • Technologie
  • Kritiek (filosofie)
  • Postmoderne
  • Kulturkritik
  • Zivilisation
Label
Crossing the postmodern divide, Albert Borgmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Closure and Transition. Introduction. Sullenness. Hyperactivity -- 2: Modernism. The Rise of Modernism. Aggressive Realism. Methodical Universalism. Ambiguous Individualism -- 3: Postmodernism. The Postmodern Critique. The Postmodern Economy -- 4: Hypermodernism. The Power and Ambiguity of Postmodernism. Hyperreality. Hyperactivity. Hyperintelligence -- 5: Postmodern Realism. Moral Decisions and Material Culture. Focal Realism. Patient Vigor. Communal Celebration
Control code
24378080
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780226066264
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91031971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1299605
Label
Crossing the postmodern divide, Albert Borgmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1: Closure and Transition. Introduction. Sullenness. Hyperactivity -- 2: Modernism. The Rise of Modernism. Aggressive Realism. Methodical Universalism. Ambiguous Individualism -- 3: Postmodernism. The Postmodern Critique. The Postmodern Economy -- 4: Hypermodernism. The Power and Ambiguity of Postmodernism. Hyperreality. Hyperactivity. Hyperintelligence -- 5: Postmodern Realism. Moral Decisions and Material Culture. Focal Realism. Patient Vigor. Communal Celebration
Control code
24378080
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780226066264
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
91031971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1299605

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