the people of the village are worn down to their skulls

August 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Join us next Thursday, August 30 as we conclude this session of AAB on the postmodern. We’ll be reading the section on culture from Fredric Jameson’s Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism (see schedule for .pdf). Jameson is an appropriate extension, maybe even alternative, to Lyotard’s analysis on the postmodern condition. While Lyotard ‘sets’ us up to employ the language of performitivity to deconstruction the conditions of knowledge production and institutional social dynamics, Jameson dismisses any notion of moralism or nostalgia as a critique against postmodernism and instead attempts to provide a materialist account of postmodernism’s cultural logic within the totality of capitalist social, political and cultural relations.

We’ll be meeting at Ana’s flat.

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