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Michael Weinstein redefines the debates over modernism/postmodernism that dominate contemporary cultural studies, offering a daring and original alternative. He argues that the current era is neither a continuation of modernity nor a postmodern rupture, but a period of 'post-civilized modernity.'
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Michael A. Weinstein is Professor of Political Science at Purdue University and the author of numerous books including, most recently, Postmodern(ized) Simmel, with Deena Weinstein.Review:
...intelligent, farseeing, beautifully written and a must read for those of us who are interested in life philosophy..... (Frederic D. Homer)
An intriguing analysis of the postmodern spirit and its effect on contemporary civilization. Weinstein's construction, the 'civil savage,' free of all tradition, embracing uncertainty, pursuing pleasure, rebels against the stultifying values of modernityand carves out unique, autonomous and most importantly, individual positions in relation to cultural artifacts and moral narratives.... (James M. Glass)
^RCulture/Flesh^I is a creative, vital response to the challenges of (post) modernity. It deserves the attention of scholars committed to reaffirming the value of life.....
Academic readers are likely to feel most at ease with the first part of this quest ....... (Pauline Westerman)
Michael A. Weinstein is the Weber of the post-human world... A vast philosophical tour-de-force of 'postcivilized modernity'..... (Arthur Kroker)
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Book Description Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0847680843