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Postmodernism Bibliography

Post-Modernism Reader W.T.Anderson (ed: 1995). Finding an accessible way into post-modernist ideas is not as difficult as it was a couple of years ago. A variety of short readings cover a wide range of concepts in a clear and informative way.

Introducing Postmodernism R.Appignanesi and C.Garrett (1999). Originally called "Postmodernism for Beginners", it's not hard to see why they changed the title. It is, however, a headlong-rush through the basic principles of postmodernist theory, from its origins, its application to Art and its most well-known advocates.

Sociology of Postmodernism - Scott Lash - Synopsis: This authoritative and revealing book provides the first sociological examination of postmodernism. Lash examines the differences between modernism and postmodernism, providing a clear explanation of why postmodernism is important. Publisher: Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Lt. ISBN: 0415047854.

Roads to Dystopia - Sociological Essays on the Postmodern Condition - Stanford M. Lyman.
If the postmodern condition is a dystopia characterized by alienation and despair, argues distinguished sociologist Stanford Lyman, postmodern epistemologies compound the problem by denigrating Enlightenment philosophies that still offer agency and hope to those who struggle to be free.

Postmodernism and a Sociology of the Absurd
And Other Essays on the "Nouvelle Vague" in American Social Science - Stanford Lyman.
In the fifth volume in the Studies in American Sociology Series, Stanford M. Lyman offers commentaries on and critiques of postmodernism, poststructuralism, and deconstruction, posing questions concerning theoretical and epistemological problems arising from what appears to be a nouvelle vague.