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By Rita Felski

Contemporary idea is stuffed with references to the fashionable and the postmodern. How important are those phrases? What precisely do they suggest? and the way is our experience of those phrases altering below the strain of feminist analysis?

In Doing Time, Rita Felski argues that it makes little feel to consider the trendy and postmodern as opposing or antithetical phrases. relatively, we want a historic standpoint that's attuned to cultural and political transformations in the similar time in addition to the leaky limitations among assorted times.

Neither the trendy nor the postmodern are unified, coherent, or self-evident realities. Drawing on cultural reviews and significant thought, Felski examines a variety of topics important to debates approximately postmodern tradition, together with altering meanings of sophistication, the top of historical past, the prestige of paintings and aesthetics, postmodernism as "the finish of sex," and the politics of pop culture. putting ladies on the heart of research, she indicates, has a profound influence at the means we factor approximately ancient sessions. hence, feminist idea helps to reshape our imaginative and prescient of either the trendy and the postmodern.

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