Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780748643448
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652945 | DOI:

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This chapter notes that from the 1990s, the world experienced more than a decade of globalisation, modernisation and mobility but in the wake of economic, political and environmental crises such processes seem to be on the verge of being reversed and deglobalisation, immobility and demodernisation have become obvious trends. For these new times, with all the fast changing new media technologies that underpin them, this book has offered an outline of a project of a ‘bunker anthropology’ and ‘claustropolitan sociology’ for claustropolitan times, and a slogan — we have never been postmodern. This chapter claims that we there never was an era of postmodernity or the postmodern in the first place, but that the era of debates about the postmodern is well and truly over.

Keywords: futurism; post war; claustropolitan sociology; postmodern; globalisation; modernisation

Chapter.  6077 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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