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A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present

Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. Cover may not represent actual copy or condition available. It does not periodize since Later Modernism attempts to be ahistorical, atemporal through absolute autonomization.

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Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. ErgodebooksTexas, United States Seller rating: Jun 06, Miriam rated it liked it Recommends it for: In this singupar intervention, Fredric Jameson—perhaps the most influential and persuasive theorist of postmodernity—excavates and explores these notions in a fresh and illuminating manner.

Aaron rated it it was amazing Mar 12, All mainstream modern browsers have cookies enabled by default, so if you’ve been directed to this page it probably means you’re uisng a weird and wonderful browser of your own choosing, or have disabled cookies yourself. A very rewarding experience that makes you think differently about various conceptions in modernism, as well as the value of modernism as a conceptual category.


Yet the paradoxes of the concept illustrate its legitimate history and suggest some rules for avoiding its misuse as well. The implied reader is a fearfully educated jamesson up-to-date academic, and Jameson is at pains jaameson to insult their intelligence by telling them anything that, in this audience, everybody already knows. The text can be singularr like science fiction, as indirect exposition, the unfamiliar explained by context or allowed to stand unresolved as focii of curiosity.

A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present by Fredric Jameson

So what we end up with is that modernism cannot be defended as a concept, but should be approached with an open-ended analysis which will be inevitably be refuted, as it is self-negated as it develops. The extraordinary revival of discussions of m The concepts of modernity and modernism are amongst the most controversial and vigorously debated in contemporary philosophy and cultural theory.

Jameson’s book does an excellent job of distinguishing the loosely-constructed popular modeernidad of modernism from the historical realities – ‘realities’ simgular there wasn’t, of course, just one modernism.

Trivia About A Singular Modern Stars are assigned as follows: Fredric Jameson is an American literary critic and Marxist political theorist.

The difference lies in external differentiation which Kant argues for between the aesthetic and the non-aesthetic. In A Singular Modernity, Jameson unravels the political and philosophical implications in the term moderndiad and its aesthetic relation to modernism.

He is best known for his analysis of contemporary cultural trends—he once described postmodernism as the spatialization of culture under the pressure of organized capitalism.


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Mike rated it really liked it Jul 21, What this autonomization entails is a divorce of the aesthetic from the cultural, a move which Jameson exemplifies in Blanchot wherein: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Radek rated singulqr really liked it Oct 31, Libreria El DiaMexico Seller rating: Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter.

Sinhular Randolph rated it really liked it Nov 03, Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. I did like the short explication of how Modernism ostensibly breaks with the preceding aesthetic mode – realism – but how really Modernism must carry with it a germ of sinvular in order to present itself as Modernist, leading to the argument that “realism” is really an epistemological category, not an jakeson one, and so Modernism and realism don’t compete with each other but mirror one another without intersecting.

Not an especially succinct event. Ray Osborn rated it it was amazing Mar 04, Genjiro rated it liked it May 30, In this major new interpretation of the problematic, Jameson concludes that both concepts are tainted, but nonetheless yield clues as to the nature of the phenomena they purported to theorize.