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Cultural pessimism

narratives of decline in the postmodern world

by Oliver Bennett

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civilization, Modern -- 1950-,
  • Regression (Civilization),
  • Pessimism.,
  • Postmodernism.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementOliver Bennett.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsCB430 .B45 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 216 p. ;
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3533128M
    ISBN 100748609369
    LC Control Number2001431710
    OCLC/WorldCa46395055

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Cultural pessimism arises with the conviction that the culture of a nation, a civilisation or of humanity itself is in a process of irreversible decline/5(6).

Concluding that cultural pessimism is as much a matter of psychological and biological disposition as of intellectual judgement, Oliver Bennett's challenging book offers valuable new insights into how we view the prospects of the twenty-first century.

Key Features. Williams College professor Glenn Shuck is the author of "Escape into the Future: Cultural Pessimism and its Religious Dimension in Contemporary American Popular Culture," recently released by Baylor University Press. Written with John M. Stroup, the book explores the subtle pessimism that pervades the present-day American milieu, as expressed in popular culture and religious discourse.

In its severest form, it goes beyond the idea of culture as a set of intellectual and artistic practices, or even culture as a ‘signifying system’, and attaches itself to culture as a whole way of life.¹ It is this form of pessimism with which this book is primarily concerned.² It.

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